What’s new in dementia this week

 

June 8th 2018

 

Ireland: General news

 

1. Help Shape Future Models of Dementia Palliative Care’

 

As part of The Model for Dementia Palliative Care Project, the HSE Dementia Understand Together campaign are conducting a survey of healthcare professionals and researchers to find out what they feel is most important in a model of palliative care for people with dementia living in the community and what existing dementia palliative care services there are in Ireland?

 

To find out more information, and/or to take part in the survey click here: https://sulis.ucc.ie/limesurvey/index.php/25183?lang=en

 

 

Ireland: Dementia in the media 

 

1. ‘Why we need to talk about our fears surrounding dementia’

 

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/why-we-need-to-talk-about-our-fears-surrounding-dementia-36972145.html

 

2. ‘Longford nurse attends launch of dementia-friendly garden at Bord Bia’s Bloom’

 

https://www.longfordleader.ie/news/home/316727/longford-woman-heads-up-dementia-care-in-ireland.html

 

3. Dublin dementia care home launches bike scheme to allow residents to 'take a trip down memory lane'

 

https://www.independent.ie/life/dublin-dementia-care-home-launches-bike-scheme-to-allow-residents-to-take-a-trip-down-memory-lane-36968495.html

 

4. Sheridan smith to star in new drama that addresses dementia care

 

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/entertainment/sheridan-smith-to-star-in-new-drama-that-addresses-dementia-care-846401.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: General news

 

 

1. ‘Before I Forget: the video game that tackles dementia’

 

https://www.theguardian.com/games/2018/jun/06/before-i-forget-early-onset-dementia-video-game

 

2. ‘Herbert Protocol arrives in north east to help people with dementia’

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-44348273

 

3. ‘There's comedy as well as tragedy in dementia – that's why I had to write a play about it’

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/features/dementia-play-cockamamy-louise-coulthard-grandmother-comedy-tragedy-hope-theatre-a8386676.html

 

 

Worldwide: General news

 

1. ‘Brains, Brawn and Dementia’

 

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/geriatric-psychiatry/brains-brawn-and-dementia