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The Lancet Commission on prevention of dementia has set out new risk factors and including nine actions for policymakers and individuals after a review by its panel of international experts. Photograph: iStock

The Government needs to adopt new public health approaches to reduce prevalence of dementia in the Irish population in light of the findings of a majo(...)

An MRI image of  an Alzheimer patient’s brain. People diagnosed with the disease in Ireland will increase from an estimated 55,000 in 2018, to 141,200 people by 2050. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of people living with dementia in Ireland is to more than double by 2050 in line with the country’s growing older population, according to (...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the programme provided a “vital resource to people to assist them in finding sustainable work”. Photograph:   Sam Boal/Rollingews.ie

A training programme which gives help to the long-term unemployed, people with disabilities and refugees has been launched. Ag Obair Le Chéile is a n(...)

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has called on the Government and the HSE to “take an all-Ireland approach” to planning dementia services to ensure citizens are treated equally. Photograph: Getty Images

New figures have revealed significant gaps in dementia services in the State where patients face a “postcode lottery” and lengthy waits to access spec(...)

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(...)

Des McMahon with architect Fionnuala Rogerson at his ‘future-proofed’ home in Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

“We were quite belligerent,” says Ray Cregan, talking about the the time his late father Paddy was in hospital after a catastrophic fall followed by s(...)

Health authorities are to develop new guidelines on the use of powerful psychotropic medication. Photograph: Getty Images

Stronger oversight over the prescription of powerful psychotropic drugs for vulnerable patients is needed, Minister of State Kathleen Lynch has said. (...)

April Fool’s Day is being used to admonish the Government for its continued failure to replace the almost 150-year-old Lunacy Act with promised capac(...)

Dementia patients require extra care and may have hearing and other complications. Photograph: Thinkstock

One of the most striking findings from the National Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals 2014 report was that only 6 per cent of hospitals includ(...)