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Are you worried about developing dementia or Alzheimer’s? Do you struggle with your memory or cognitive function? You are not alone. As the population of Ireland gets older the number of people suffering from cognitive conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s has increased. These diseases not only have a major impact on the individual, but also their families. Recent research has identified genetics and lifestyle as the biggest factors that increase your chances of developing these life changing conditions. Lifestyle factors such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, inactivity, obesity, smoking, and stress all lead to the risk increasing.
Briarhill Family Practice will open its doors this week, conveniently located in Briarhill Shopping Centre. This brand new GP service aims to be among the most respected and trusted primary healthcare providers to the people of Galway.
Cardio pulse wave analysis is the latest technology in non-invasive vascular and cardiac screening. Typically your blood pressure is taken by a blood pressure cuff on the arm and measures a single beat of your heart on the brachial artery at a single moment. Finally, there is a heart screening device that is non-invasive, has EU, FDA, CE and MDD approval.
The owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Galway has called on the Government to extend the Fair Deal nursing home scheme to be extended to allow it to cover the costs of home care.
It seems like the snow is coming, and it’s tempting in the cold weather to choose stodgy comfort foods - making it difficult to meet the new recommendation of up to seven pieces of fruits and vegetables a day.
After all the excess of Christmas, the new year can be a good time to take stock of your lifestyle. Instead of cutting things out, why not think about what you can do more of to improve your health and wellbeing.
An informal meeting for people living with someone who has had a stroke or mini stroke will take place on Thursday November 3 from 7pm to 9pm at the Croi heart and stroke centre in Newcastle.
Stroke is Ireland's biggest killer after cancer and heart disease, resulting in 2,000 deaths and 7,000 hospitalisations a year, but many strokes are preventable and treatable, and recognising signs and symptoms early are vital.
Galwegians suffered a disappointing 18-13 loss to their Ulster Bank All-Ireland League division 1B campaign, losing t newly-promoted Naas who rallied with two late penalties to seal victory at Forenaughts on Saturday.