What’s new in dementia this week

 

 

 

 

Ireland: Dementia in the media this week

 

1. ‘Dementia Understand Together TV3 interview

 

Fiona Lang, who’s father Paul was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 and Dr. Ronan Glynn from the HSE Dementia Understand Together Campaign were interviewed on TV3’s Ireland AM. Watch back here https://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/800/134713/0/Sunday-AM

 

2. ‘15 ways to prevent burnout and care for the carer’

 

https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/15-ways-to-prevent-burnout-and-care-for-the-carer-36286492.html

 

3. ‘FA and PFA commissions major study into links between football and dementia’

 

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/other-soccer/fa-and-pfa-commissions-major-study-into-links-between-football-and-dementia-36302011.html

 

Ireland: Upcoming Events   

 

 

1. DDNI Conference November 30th 2017

 

The Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland (DNNI), in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and SPHeRE, will host their inaugural conference on 'Building Platforms for Sustainable Research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration'.

 

The conference wil be held on November 30th 2017 in the Dining Hall at Kings Inn’s, Dublin 1.

 

To register please see https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/dnni-conference-2017-tickets-37728733658

 

 

 

 

UK: Dementia in the media this week

 

1. Dementia now Britain’s biggest killer, overtaking heart disease for first time

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/11/07/dementia-now-britains-biggest-killer-overtaking-heart-disease/

 

2. How this dementia-friendly cinema club is ‘challenging every stereotype’

 

https://blog.alzheimers.org.uk/dementia-insight/cinema-club-dementia-friendly/

 

3. ‘Alan Shearer: I fear I may develop dementia from years of heading heavy footballs’ 

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2017/11/09/alan-shearer-fear-may-develop-dementia-years-heading-heavy-footballs/

 

Alan Shearer: Dementia Football & Me is broadcast on November 12 at 10.30pm on BBC One.

 

4. ‘Sainsbury's to introduce 'dementia-friendly' lavatories in national first

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/09/sainsburys-introduce-dementia-friendly-lavatories-national-first/

 

5. ‘Dementia sufferers trial new 'Internet of Things' technology’

 

https://news.sky.com/story/dementia-sufferers-trial-new-technology-11047082