Memories Are Made of This, the dementia awareness show garden at Bloom in the Park

The smell, colour and texture of certain flowers and trees brings back memories for most of us, but they can be particularly evocative for people with(...)

A report, on behalf of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and published this year, highlights how important it is for people with dementia to feel connected to their local community. File photograph: Getty Images

The lack of a national network of services and supports to enable people to live well with dementia in Ireland is well recognised, but there are local(...)

Jacinta Dixon, an advocate for people with dementia, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2017 Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Difficulties in accessing home care supports for people living with dementia are a source of “anxiety, frustration and loneliness” for them and they f(...)

The funeral of  Sonny Knowles will take place in Dublin next week. Photograph: Collins

The funeral of the popular entertainer Sonny Knowles, who died this week aged 86, will take place in St Agnes’s Church on Wednesday, November 21st in (...)

Jenny Hughes is the primary carer for her aunt Philomena Hughes, who has stage 4 vascular dementia. Photograph: Alan Betson

Phil’s wishes were always clear: she wanted to be cared for in her own home. Back in 2014, when she first started to show signs of dementia, her famil(...)

Rachel McMahon of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland’s Dementia Carers Campaign Network. She first became a carer in 2005, when her father, Tony, a sports broadcaster, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The Government has been urged to create a ring-fenced budget in October to tackle the growing gaps in services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and(...)

Health is a major issue in her latest book, Cathy Kelly acknowledges – alongside dementia, she also tackles the issues of menopause weight and older first-time mothers

It began, as this heart-breaking condition so often does, with little things, recalls best-selling author Cathy Kelly. The first signs came when her p(...)

A lack of exercise, smoking and excessive drinking are risk factors for dementia and type II diabetes.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People with type II diabetes are between two and three times more likely to get dementia, a new report suggests. Researchers are now examining whethe(...)

Summer time for many people represents more time spent outdoors with long, bright days and holidays away from home. But, spare a thought for family ca(...)

Auditors analysed 23 credit card statements for the former chief executive of the Alzheimer Society and found they were not signed as authorised or approved

A HSE audit of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland found the organisation had 63 bank accounts and 76 receipt books and that the process of consolidating(...)

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