What’s new in dementia this week

 

18th January 2019

 

Ireland: General news

 

1.  National Dementia Registry

 

A HSE and Department of Health funded project is currently developing a model for a National Dementia Registry. The focus of the project is to build a ‘comprehensive picture of the dementia data that exists in primary and secondary care settings’. 

 

The project will run until March 2020.

 

For more details see http://www.understandtogether.ie/news-and-events/news/quick-update-on-the-development-of-a-model-for-a-national-dementia-registry-.html

 

2. Survey on good practice dementia initiatives

 

‘The National Dementia Office in collaboration with the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia is collecting information on innovative and/or good practice dementia initiatives’.

 

Please click on this link to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DemInnovations. Survey will close on 23rd January 2019.

 

3. Understanding Dementia - presentations at Kilkenny Libraries

 

In association with Healthy Ireland, talks on ‘living with dementia’ will take place at various venues around Kilkenny.  

 

For more information see https://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/what-s-on/358100/understanding-dementia-presentations-at-kilkenny-libraries.html

 

4. TCD Online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia

 

Applications are now open for September 2019 for TCD’s Online Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia.

 

For more information see https://nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/postgraduate/online/dementia.php

 

 

 

Ireland: What’s in the media

 

 

1. ‘New robot could help dementia patients live independently’

 

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/technow/new-robot-could-help-dementia-patients-live-independently-897779.html

 

 

Ireland: Events

 

1. Engaging Dementia Conference early bird extended

 

The early bird offer for Engaging Dementia’s Conference on April 1st and 2nd has been extended until January 20th January 2019.

 

For more information see www.engagingdementia.ie

 

 

UK: What’s in the media

 

 

1. ‘Time to change the narrative? Ageing with a learning disability and dementia’

 

https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/opinion/time-to-change-the-narrative-ageing-with-a-learning-disability-and-dementia/

 

2. ‘Solving Alzheimer's: Fear and Stigma’- BBC Documentary Podcast

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06y5c93

 

3. ‘Activity sharpens even dementia-affected brains, report suggests’

 

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/16/activity-sharpens-even-dementia-affected-brains-report-suggests

 

 

4. ‘Why it’s worth striking the right note for people with dementia’

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/15/why-its-worth-striking-the-right-note-for-people-with-dementia

 

5. ‘Music in dementia care sounds promising, but there is a catch’

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/11/music-in-dementia-care-sounds-promising-but-there-is-a-catch

 

 

 

Worldwide: Events

 

1. ADI Global Webinar 8th February 2019

 

ADI’s second webinar in their global series ‘Lets talk about Dementia Research: Global Barriers and Access to Trials’ takes place on Friday 8th February 2019.

 

To sign up and for more information see https://www.alz.co.uk/webinars-research-participation