Daily Express: HEALTHY lifestyle does beat dementia and the sooner people ditch bad habits the better, a leading expert on ageing revealed yesterday. Professor John Gallacher said a good diet, not smoking, taking exercise and limiting alcohol intake are more important than genetics for cutting the risk of Alzheimer’s. Most importantly, it is never too late to make simple changes to lifestyle to help protect […]

24th of March 2014: A healthy and active lifestyle is key to beating dementia

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Scientists have developed a blood test that could detect whether or not a person will develop dementia within three years. Changes in the blood may signify Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages, researchers found. A new study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, identified 10 molecules in blood could be used to predict with at least 90% accuracy whether people will go on to develop […]

21st of March 2014: Test to detect dementia tendency

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  Be Independent HomeCare continue their series of complimentary Health & Wellness Presentations this time to the Carers Association in Malahide on the 4th of March 2014 and in Skerries on the 14th of March 2014. The Carers Association is Ireland’s  national voluntary organisation for family carers in the home. Family  carers provide high levels of care to a range of people including older people, people […]

28th of February 2014: Be Independent Home Care and The Carers Association

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Reported by RTE News: Research conducted in nine European countries, including Ireland, has identified a link between the number of nurses employed in a hospital and patient deaths after common surgical procedures. The study in the British medical journal, The Lancet, found that better education and better staffing of nurses reduced the number of patient deaths. Every extra patient added to a nurse’s workload increases the […]

26th of February 2014: Research finds link between nurse workloads and patient deaths

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It is hoped that the launch of animated videos developed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin will encourage people to be more proactive about their brain health, make important lifestyle changes and seek medical advice when necessary . Watch the videos at these links : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P77EuUZyqZ0, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT907zjpZUM and visit the Trinity Living with Dementia Site here http://livingwithdementia.tcd.ie/ The Irish Examiner reports that a new survey shows that […]

18th of February 2014: Trinity College Launch Animated Dementia Awareness Videos

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  We came across this piece in the Science Section of the Telegraph and couldn’t agree more!   Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, […]

31st of January 2014: Older People do not decline mentally with age, they simply know more!

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