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RTÉ and the National Museum of Ireland are developing a unique public history project documenting the story of Ireland over the last 100 years using ordinary objects treasured by families across th...
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For many of us, a heatwave marks the arrival of barbecues, beer gardens and picnics in the park. But for people with dementia, the warmer weather can cause discomfort, dehydration and distress. If you have a loved one living with dementia, take note of these ways to support them when the...
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Nearly 50% of older people in Northern Ireland are more fearful of crime and falling victim to scams than 2 years ago. This is according to a study carried out by the Pensioner's Parliament and it comes after a report found that 1 in 4 older people in Northern Ireland have fallen victim to a scam...
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The link between head injuries and dementia has been discussed for many years. The Drake Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to improve understanding of concussion injuries in sport and the impact they may have. Hannah Wilson, Programme Manager at the foundation shares with us...
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People living with dementia sometimes become restless or develop fidgeting behaviours as the condition develops. In some cases, fidget toys or twiddlemuffs can be a helpful way to relax the person or give them something to do with their hands. Snuggle Bear is a fidget toy that can ease restlessness...
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Holly Edwards is 25 years-old and helps to look after her father, William, who is 89 and has dementia. After a long and difficult journey to diagnosis, Holly shares her experience as a young carer coming to terms with her father’s condition. A young Holly with her father, William Holly’s...
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In the third and final part of her story, Meg Wilkes explains the impact of her husband’s move into residential care. Read part one and part two of this series for more of Meg’s experiences caring for her husband with Lewy Body Dementia. Meg visiting Keith at the care home, just a few weeks before...
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This year will see a review of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. Arron Mattu, Policy Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, explains how this could help achieve positive change for people affected by dementia. What is the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020? The Prime Minister’s...
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12 June 2018 - At a joint event today, supported by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) have released a new report on the state of dementia diagnosis and care, Care needed: Improving the lives of people with dementia . The...
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Local charity Dementia NI is a membership organisation specifically for people living with dementia. Dementia NI was incorporated as a company on the 15th January 2015 by five people living with dementia, who wanted to ensure that the voice of people living with dementia is at the core of policy,...
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Adjusting to life after a diagnosis is challenging for both people living with dementia and their carers. Meg Wilkes explains how her husband’s condition affected their independence and relationships. Read part one of Meg’s story. ‘We look like any normal couple of our age, but life was far...
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09 June 2018 - We are looking for a Communications and Policy Officer to join our small but dedicated team in London. [read more]
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Meg Wilkes’ husband Keith sadly passed away in 2003, after 14 years living with dementia with Lewy bodies. In this three-part blog series written while Keith was in residential care, Meg gives a carer’s view of how the condition took hold and transformed their lives together. Enjoying moments with...
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06 June 2018 - The Swedish government announced the intended launch of a national Dementia Strategy in 2018 during the World Health Assembly in May. Alzheimer Sverige has advocated for the Strategy for several years, welcoming the news in the same week as an official ADI side event urged more WHO...
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Delivering essential first aid in an emergency can save someone's life. Up to 59% of deaths from injury could be prevented if basic first aid was administered before the emergency services arrive. If you co-ordinate or are part of a group in Northern Ireland then you can receive free Everyday first...
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Many of the challenges that dementia presents to LGBT+ people are the same as those faced by everyone, but some are unique. Natasha Howard shares the latest developments from Alzheimer’s Society’s innovative LGBT+ and dementia project. Natasha Howard (centre) leading a discussion session for the...
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31 May 2018 – The full programme for ADI 2018 is now available on our conference website, including details of our esteemed plenary speakers and our parallel sessions. This year, there will be a diverse range of presentations from technology and innovation to the impact of dementia on women;...
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30 May 2018 - ADI is disappointed and concerned to learn that France’s Ministry of Health and Solidarity has announced its decision to discontinue reimbursement of four Alzheimer drugs. This has come as a blow just after the 1st anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global plan...
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23 May 2018 – A new report has been published by ADI to mark the 1st anniversary of the adoption of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 . From plan to impact; Progress towards targets of the Global plan on dementia will be...
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You can be in with a chance to win a brand new Amazon Fire Tablet by completing a short 6 question survey for Action Sense. Action Sense are a Northern Ireland based company with a committment to using "21st Century technologies to facilitate the measurement of joint stiffness and movement in...

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