Sean Kennelly

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In later life, physical inactivity, social isolation, depression and smoking are among the biggest risk factors. Photograph: iStock

Up to half of all dementia cases worldwide could be prevented by addressing lifestyle risk factors through the course of people’s lives, says Prof Sea(...)

Dr Noel McCaffrey is the founder of ExWell Medical and former Dublin GAA footballer. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fourteen empty chairs spaced out in a north Dublin car park before sunrise on a chilly winter’s morning await the dedicated participants of a 7.30am w(...)

Very few people make the decision to move into a nursing home voluntarily, or with a light heart, and that is not because of the quality of care. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The coronavirus pandemic will accelerate changes already under way in how society cares for the elderly, according to experts. A more rapid shift awa(...)

A person with coronavirus can be very seriously infected but without symptoms before going into an abrupt decline. Photograph: Getty

Everyone in residential nursing homes, including staff, should be tested if Covid-19 is going to be eradicated from them, a consultant geriatrician pr(...)

Many Irish nursing homes are investing  in electronic case records but  it is essential that these are interRAI compatible.

One of the most exciting developments in the Irish health system has been the initiation of an integrated care programme bridging hospital and communi(...)

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(...)