What’s new in dementia this week

 

September 28th - October 5th 2018

 

 

Ireland: General news

 

1. Evaluation of National Dementia Strategy

 

Researchers from UCC & IPSOS Mori have been commissioned by the HSE to evaluate the National Dementia Strategy and its Implementation Plan.

 

If you wish to take part in an anonymous survey, please click on this link (Ireland only)

http://research2.ipsosinteractive.com/mrIWeb/mrIWeb.dll?I.Project=DEMENTIA_STUDY_FOR_HEALTH_PROFESSIONALS

 

2. ‘Lets Talk Dementia’

 

Catch up on the second ‘Dementia and Carers’ and third ‘Isolation and Stigma” episodes of ‘Let’s talk Dementia’- on RTE Radio One Extra.

 

http://www.understandtogether.ie/lets-talk-dementia/

 

 

Ireland: Upcoming Events  

 

1. ‘One Thursday at the Gallery’ Conference November 15th 2018

 

Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC), MISA Creative Life at St James’s and The National Gallery of Ireland present ‘One Thursday at the Gallery’: Art, Music, Theatre, Dementia. This conference takes place on Thursday November 15th in The National Gallery of Ireland from 9.15am-5pm.

 

To register for your tickets and for further details see www.onethursday.eventbrite.ie

 

 

Ireland: What’s in the media

 

1. ‘This is an important public health message' - Trinity professor's warning on dementia risks’

 

https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/this-is-an-important-public-health-message-trinity-professors-warning-on-dementia-risks-37357575.html

 

2. ‘Video: This inclusive fitness class is helping people with dementia on World Alzheimer’s Day’

 

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/video-this-inclusive-fitness-class-is-helping-people-with-dementia-on-world-alzheimers-day-870550.html

 

3. ‘Leading NGOs Call for Additional Ř100m Investment in Home Care in Budget 2019’

 

https://familycarers.ie/leading-ngos-call-for-additional-e100m-investment-in-home-care-in-budget-2019/

 

4. ‘Tallaght University Hospital open ‘Memory Hut’

 

http://www.echo.ie/news/article/hospital-open-memory-hut

 

5. ‘Will Robots Replace Teachers & Nurses?

 

https://irishtechnews.ie/will-robots-replace-teachers-nurses/

 

6. ‘Daddy, dementia and me: ‘None of us would be here if me granny had drowned that day?’

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/daddy-dementia-and-me-none-of-us-would-be-here-if-me-granny-had-drowned-that-day-1.3640761

 

 

UK: What’s in the media

 

1. ‘UK should triple dementia research spending, charity demands’

 

https://www.ft.com/content/81ff836c-bdbe-11e8-8274-55b72926558f

 

2. ‘Half of women 'will develop dementia or Parkinson's or have a stroke'

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/01/half-of-women-will-develop-dementia-or-parkinsons-or-have-a-stroke

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/women-dementia-parkinson-diesease-stroke-alzheimers-research-erasmus-university-a8563626.html?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1538524739

 

3. ‘Nursing home builds real-life 1950s memory lane to help dementia patients

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/01/new-1950s-style-nursing-home-gives-dementia-patients-trip-real/

 

4. Gatwick Airport new sensory room

 

https://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/passenger-services/special-assistance/special-facilities-and-services/

 

5. ‘The exercise class for dementia patients’

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-nottinghamshire-45752176/the-exercise-class-for-dementia-patients

 

 

Worldwide: What’s in the media

 

1. ‘New Research Says Alzheimer's And Other Dementias Will Hit Minorities Hardest In Coming Years’

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinseatonjefferson/2018/09/25/new-research-says-alzheimers-and-other-dementias-will-hit-minorities-hardest-in-coming-years/#4d50b17641db

 

2. ‘The Comforting Fictions of Dementia Care’

 

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/08/the-comforting-fictions-of-dementia-care

 

3. ‘German Government commits to developing national dementia strategy’

 

https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/News/Policy-watch/Thursday-20-September-2018-German-Government-commits-to-developing-national-dementia-strategy