There is growing evidence social activities could protect people from dementia in the long run. Photograph: iStock

Growing old is an inevitable part of life but while some take to their golden years with gusto, others slow down to the point that their social life b(...)

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(...)

Simple things like wrapping food in tinfoil rather than cling film can help you avoid facing tempting leftovers every time you open your fridge. Photograph: Getty Images

Why you eat is just as important as what you eat. I’ve started asking the why question earlier in consultations now. It offers a glimpse into a(...)