Briefing notes issued to Health Minister Leo Varadkar show a number of significant challenges for the Nursing Home Support Scheme and long-term residential care in the future.  Niamh Cahill reports in the Irish Medical News. Several commentators have voiced concerns about the future of long-term residential care in Ireland in the last year. The Department of Health was, heretofore, never among this cacophony. But briefing notes issued to […]

1st of October 2014: A Demographic Timebomb

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There are about 48,000 people living with dementia in Ireland, according to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The majority of them – about 63 per cent – live at home. Many are cared for by family members and are futher supported by home care providers such as Be Independent Home Care. Research has shown that those with dementia cope better when in their own environment […]

18th of September 2014: Walk in Dublin in memory of Peggy and Casper to support dementia

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Chuck Feeney’s generosity in giving while living is inspirational the difference that this will make to those people with dementia and their families in the community will be immense. Here is the full article in The Irish Examiner. A €14.7m grant from the foundation set up by Irish-American philanthropist Chuck Feeney will help the increasing numbers of people suffering from dementia in Ireland. Sufferers are […]

15th of August 2014: €14.7 million grant from Chuck Feeney to assist those in ireland with dementia.

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Be Independent Home Care are proud to be part of the Living Well with Dementia Project in Stillorgan – Blackrock, Co. Dublin.This three year community-based pilot project to support people with dementia in the Stillorgan-Blackrock area to continue to live at home and participate in their own community. The pilot project trials new ways to support people with dementia who are living in the community […]

1st of August 2014: Musical Memories

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Researchers have developed a new blood test that can predict with 90% accuracy whether a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline within 3 years. They report how they identified and validated the 10 biomarkers that form the basis of the test in a study published in Nature Medicine. Study leader Howard J. Federoff, a professor of neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center in […]

21st of July 2014: New Blood Test Predicts Alzheimers Dementia

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A unique and emotional art exhibition detailing one man’s journey through Alzheimer’s. Dublin born artist Leo Casey was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about seven years ago. The curator of Artzheimer’s and Founder of The Five Senses for Alzheimer’s, Eimear Farrell, became great friends with Leo Casey during her work with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Their friendship grew over their mutual love of art. This […]

27th of June 2014:ARTzheimer’s Exhibition opens on 4th July in Thomas Street, Dublin

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