Brian Lawlor

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The Dementia: Understanding Together campaign has put together five tips for people to make their own gardens dementia friendly. Photograph: iStock

As garden designers put the finishing touches to their show gardens for this year’s Bloom in the Phoenix Park (May 31st-June 4th, 9am-6pm), there is o(...)

 The   Lidl supermarket on Fortunestown Lane in west Dublin, after it was looted and vandalised with a digger.  Photograph: Chai Brady /PA Wire

Nine people were arrested by gardaí in Tallaght, west Dublin on Friday night after a Lidl store was looted during Storm Emma. A large digger was used(...)

The stigma associated with dementia in particular is the theme of Headspace 2018, a two-day symposium in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) on March 2nd and 3rd

“We talked about growing old gracefully And Elsie who’s seventy-four Said, ‘A, it’s a question of being sincere, And B, if you’re supple you’ve nothin(...)

Four thousand people (an average of 11 people every day) develop dementia in Ireland each year. And yet, many in Ireland do not understand the condit(...)

Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige speaks at a 2004 event in Madrid. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Protesters against the Church of Scientology will demonstrate outside its new base in south Dublin on Saturday. The church has purchased the former (...)

New technology which screens and helps deliver early diagnosis of dementia is to be made available in Ireland early next year. Its developers claim i(...)

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(...)

Polypharmacy is loosely defined as taking five or more prescription medicines a day. Photograph: iStock

The biggest health spend in this country is not on any particular disease but on problems caused by drugs – over or under prescribing, wrong doses an(...)

Mary Manning, National Dementia Strategy Implementation Programme; Dr Stephanie O’Keeffe, national director, Health & Wellbeing, HSE; and Prof Brian Lawlor of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is time to end the “fear and secrecy” surrounding dementia as Ireland prepares for the number of sufferers to more than double in the next 20 year(...)

 Teresa Murphy, who celebrated her 100th birthday recently, with, left, Anne Murphy, co-ordinator of the Good Morning Louth Service and Mary Gaskin, volunteer.

Part three of our ‘Surviving or Thriving’ series looking at innovative community health projects. For the first time in human history, there will soo(...)

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