This booklet has been written to provide practical information and advice to family members supporting a relative at home diagnosed with a dementia or a cognitive impairment. It aims to help them to cope with the day to day choices and dilemmas they often face.The booklet contains simple suggestions about adaptations that can be made which may make life at home easier and safer for the person diagnosed with dementia or a cognitive impairment.Read More
We are delighted to announce the recent publication of The Brain, Brain Health and Dementia - A Short Guide. This dementia awareness booklet provides an opportunity for young people to learn about the brain, memory, brain health and dementia.
By providing young people with the opportunity to learn about dementia we are not only contributing to building a dementia friendly generation, we are also supporting the wider aim of building dementia friendly communities in Ireland.Read More
Helen O'Callaghan recently interviewed Professor Suzanne Cahill and Dearbhla O'Caheny, from the DSIDC, on the issue of explaining dementia to children. Helen proposes the fact that children need to be told if a relative is suffering from dementia so that they can understand the changes in behaviour. Click here to read the full article in the Irish ExaminerRead More
This half-day meeting, held in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin aimed to highlight the progress and pitfalls to date of the three Genio funded hospital projects. The three hospital sites - St James's Hospital (Dublin), Mercy University Hospital (Cork) and Connolly Hospital (Dublin) - have been charged with "developing integrated care pathways for people living with dementia to support planned and appropriate access to acute services and to improve their experience while in hospital."
Last week there were several reports in the media that living near a busy road may increase the risk of developing dementia. The Canadian research looked at the medical records of over 6 million people aged between 20 and 85 living in Ontario from 2001-2012. It found that living near a busy road was associated with an increased risk of developing dementia. While this was a large-scale long-term study, it does not provide enough evidence that living near a busy road directly contributes towards the development of dementia and it doesn’t state which aspect of living near a busy road contributes to the increased risk. However, the results do warrant further investigation and research.Read More