What’s new in dementia this week


January 5th 2018



Ireland: Dementia in the media this week   


1. Irelands first purpose built community for people with dementia


On December 28th, RTE One’s ‘At Your Service’ Christmas Special focused on Ireland’s first purpose-built community for people living with dementia in Bruff Co Limerick.


You watch back here https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/at-your-service-958/10821039/

Available until January 27th 2018.



Ireland: New reports    


1. Developing and Implementing Dementia Policy in Ireland


The Developing and Implementing Dementia Policy in Ireland report was launched in NUIGalway during December.


It reflects ‘on the current state of play in relation to dementia in Ireland, covering prevalence, costs, rights, practice and policy for people with dementia’.


You can download the full report here see http://cesrd.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Developing_and_Implementing_Dementia_Policy_in_Ireland.pdf



Ireland: Upcoming Events   


1. Sonas apc Conference 16th and 17th April 2018


Sonas apc are now inviting applications for short presentations, interactive workshops and poster presentations for the 10th International Dementia Conference, which takes place on the 16th and 17th of April 2018, in The Helix, DCU, Dublin.


For more information please see https://sonasapc.ie/10th-international-dementia-conference/


2. Headspace 2018


DNNI in collaboration with Creative Ageing International will host Headspace 2018 on 2nd and 3rd March in Trinity College Dublin.


Headspace 2018 is a two day celebration of scientific and creative investigation into brain health and dementia.


Early booking advised, book through Eventbrite on http://bit.ly/2DgPJbt


UK: Dementia in the media this week


1. The spirit of Terry Jones is still with us despite his dementia, says Michael Palin’




2. ‘Eating at the same time every day could help fight dementia, finds study’




3. ‘Dementia patients left 'extremely vulnerable' from lack of access to drinks at London trusts’





Worldwide: General news


1. ‘How Poor Sleep May Increase Your Risk of Dementia’




2. ‘Will We Cure Alzheimer's? U.S. Epidemic Is Worsening but New Treatments Could Help