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Most dementia sufferers need supports such as someone doing their shopping and emotional supports, like a regular telephone check-in. Photograph: Getty Images

The coronavirus has brought about a rise in isolation, loneliness, boredom and fear for those experiencing dementia and family carers, research from t(...)

Dr Paula Bolger: “VR is absolutely perfect for spatial tests. You can’t really do them well on an iPad or with a pen and paper.” Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

“Alzheimer’s disease changes lives. Even though the disease is gradual no one is ever ready for the impact it has on family relationships and responsi(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

Many of the residents of the Rosalie unit at Áras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Photograph: Getty

Concern has been expressed that the HSE may have reneged on a 2015 promise to keep open a facility in Co Roscommon for elderly people with mental heal(...)

New research shows green leafy vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, can help cut the risk of developing dementia later in life. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Eating leafy green vegetables such as spinach, kale, asparagus and Brussels sprouts every day can cut the risk of dementia and improve memory skills s(...)

 Aerobic exercise helps maintain a healthy brain. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The well-documented health benefits conferred by aerobic activities such as running tend to emphasise cardiovascular improvements, such as reduced blo(...)

Roche said today it would discontinue a late-stage study of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug after it failed to prove effective, underlying the diffic(...)