What’s new in dementia this week

 

July 20th 2018

 

Ireland: Dementia in the media 

 

1. ‘RTE documentary ‘My Broken Brain’

 

An RTE documentary on neurodegenerative disorders ‘My Broken Brain’, aired on Tuesday 17th. The show follows people experiencing various neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease. Ronan Smith from the Irish Dementia Working Group and Prof Brian Lawlor from MISA feature throughout.

 

You can watch back on the RTE Player https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/my-broken-brain-30005344/10908731/

 

Ronan also spoke to Philip Boucher-Hayes on the Sean O’ Rourke Show on Tuesday.

 

Listen back to the podcast here under ‘My Broken Brain’ https://www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_seanorourke.xml

 

 

2. ‘Doing its best for those who live with dementia’

 

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/news/doing-its-best-for-those-who-live-with-dementia-37102024.html

 

3. ‘Age Friendly Roscrea - 'Insights into Dementia' programme for August & September’

 

https://www.tipperarystar.ie/news/home/324382/age-friendly-roscrea-insights-into-dementia.html

 

Ireland: Upcoming Events   

 

 

1. Irish Gerontological Society Annual Conference

 

Transforming Ageing Across Borders will take place from 27th September (evening) to 29th September 2018 in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.

 

For more details and registration please see https://www.irishgerontology.com/events/igs-66th-annual-scientific-meeting-sept-2018-0

 

 

UK: What’s in the media

 

 

1. ‘Official statistics show dementia caused 13% of UK deaths in 2017’

 

https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/official-statistics-show-dementia-caused-13-uk-deaths-2017/

 

 

2. ‘People living with dementia discover potential through art’

 

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/people-living-with-dementia-discover-potential-through-art

 

3. ‘Raised blood pressure in middle age increases risk of dementia’

 

https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/research-briefing/raised-blood-pressure-in-middle-age-increases-risk-of-dementia/20205175.article?firstPass=false

 

 

Worldwide: What’s in the media

 

 

1. ‘Why diagnosing Alzheimer’s today is so difficult—and how we can do better’

 

https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/A-better-way-of-diagnosing-Alzheimers?WT.mc_id=07_17_2018_10_AlzheimersBiomarkers_Europe-PTR_&WT.tsrc=EuropePTR

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alzheimers-diagnostics-fund/bill-gates-backs-30-million-push-for-early-alzheimers-diagnostics-idUSKBN1K728L

 

2. ‘Anticholinergic drugs linked with dementia’

 

https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/anticholinergic-drugs-linked-with-dementia

 

3. ‘Having five or more babies may increase Alzheimer's risk, study finds’

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/07/18/health/pregnancy-childbirth-alzheimers-study/index.html

 

4. ‘Integrating Innovative Approaches To Dementia Care Into Traditional Healthcare Models’

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamhaseltine/2018/07/17/integrating-innovative-approaches-to-dementia-care-into-traditional-healthcare-models/#3f6477425f7d