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 boy receives polio vaccine drops, during an anti-polio campaign, in a low-income neighbourhood in Karachi, Pakistan April 9, 2018. File photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

1) Dr Beth Frates, a pioneering educator in lifestyle medicine, will visit Dublin for an RCSI MyHealth public lecture on Paving the Path to Wellness a(...)

Businesswoman Norah Casey, chair of the judging panel for the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019,  with Jennifer Crowe, CSR and Good Causes relationship manager at National Lottery; Dermot Griffin, CEO at National Lottery and Tom Scott, CEO of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland. Photograph: Mac Innes

1) Saint John of God Hospital’s public lecture series runs from Monday, March 25th to Monday, April 15th in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Admission to these (...)

‘A key finding [of the report] was that the dementia care training provided in all of the acute hospitals to doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals was not sufficient.’ Photograph: Getty Images

MICHELLE McDONAGHThe first national audit of the quality of dementia care in Ireland’s acute hospitals has identified major gaps in the level of patie(...)