Marie Wynne at home with her husband Denis. “He played rugby. He was a sales director in a company. He was always building or making something at home or working in the garden.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Marie Wynne cares for her husband, Denis, who has dementia, in their home in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Overall, she manages pretty well and pays particul(...)

Former minister for children James Reilly. Photograph: Alan Betson

Speculation is increasing that former minister for children James Reilly will be appointed Fine Gael leader in the Seanad. As the new Upper House p(...)

Social workers say many nursing home residents could live at home if  appropriate supports are available. File photograph: Getty Images

Many nursing home residents could live at home if the appropriate supports were available, according to their social workers. More than 50 per cent o(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she hopes that a book written by her predecessor Eamon Gilmore which is highly critical of her becomes a Christmas bestseller. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she hopes a book written by her predecessor Eamon Gilmore, which is highly critical of her, becomes a Christmas bestsell(...)

 Helen Rochford Brennan: “Aggie is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Helen Rochford Brennan was given a diagnosis of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s three years ago. She is now a leading spokeswoman on dementia who is also(...)

Musical Memories choir rehearses.

When people develop dementia, they often withdraw from the community they have known all their lives for fear of getting lost, confused, not recognisi(...)