What’s new in dementia this week

 

July 6th 2018

 

 

Ireland: Dementia in the media 

 

1. ‘Lest they forget: Quaid on a mission to help people understand dementia’

 

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/lest-they-forget-quaid-on-a-mission-to-help-people-understand-dementia-852396.html

 

2. ‘Hospital acted unlawfully by preventing 93-year-old woman with dementia leaving, Court of Appeal rules’

 

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/hospital-acted-unlawfully-by-preventing-93-year-old-woman-with-dementia-leaving-court-of-appeal-rules-852544.html

 

3. ‘Cork not resourced to deal with dementia’

 

https://www.eveningecho.ie/corknews/Cork-not-resourced-to-deal-with-dementia-9560feb1-fd9d-40fc-8f54-b0556c743dfc-ds

 

4. ‘Quarter of a million euro needed for basic dementia care in Galway’

 

http://connachttribune.ie/quarter-of-a-million-euro-needed-for-basic-dementia-care-in-galway/

 

5. ‘Trinity researchers launch Ireland’s first dementia-friendly hospital guidelines’

 

http://trinitynews.ie/trinity-researchers-launch-irelands-first-dementia-friendly-hospital-guidelines/

 

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

 

 

 

Ireland: New publications

 

1. Dementia Needs Analysis Framework to Support Local Service Development

 

The National Dementia Office has recently published the ‘Dementia Needs Analysis Framework to Support Local Service Development’. It’s a six-step framework with the engagement of people living with dementia as a crucial central component.

 

Download the report here http://www.understandtogether.ie/news-and-events/news/Dementia-Needs-Analysis-Final.pdf

 

 

UK: General news

 

1. ‘How design is helping people with dementia find their way around’

 

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/02/how-design-helping-people-with-dementia

 

2. ‘Brain study paves way for therapy for common cause of dementia’

 

https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uoe-bsp070318.php

 

3. ‘Sleep apnoea may contribute to dementia by starving brain of oxygen at night, suggests study’

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/dementia-sleep-apnoea-oxygen-deprivation-breathing-cpap-symptoms-a8431581.html

 

 

Worldwide: General news

 

1. ‘Sign to spot dementia early: Sleep disorder with shallow or paused breathing’

 

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/sign-to-spot-dementia-early-sleep-disorder-with-shallow-or-paused-breathing/articleshow/64879460.cms