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A research project led by NUI Galway has established that companion robots can have a positive impact on older people living with dementia. Such is the impact of this research, it has been featured in a new European Commission study analysing the impact on society of EU-funded research and innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing. The MARIO project is among 25 projects credited, and the only one in Ireland, with having had the most influence in Europe over the last 11 years. The project is also being featured across Europe this week on the EuroNews TV channel’s Futuris science programme.
Community Action on Dementia in Mayo is launching a brand new dance club for people living with dementia and their family carers. The dance club is designed for those in the early to mild stages of dementia, and their family carers, to share the experience together.
Galway people are being asked to support a major annual fundraiser being run by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
Fianna Fáil General Election candidate in Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers says this Government has failed to deliver on sufficient supports for dementia care over the past five years. Despite committing to a new dementia strategy, very little has been done to support families and carers of people with dementia.
The Alzheimer Café is an initiative being started up by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Galway branch. The first café will be held in Flannery’s Hotel, Renmore, Galway, on Thursday December 3 from 2pm to 4pm.
Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Galway West John Connolly says he is shocked by the Government’s treatment of children with autism in Galway. Hundreds of children are facing long delays for assessment because of excessively high waiting lists.
Alzheimer's disease involves the shrinkage of frontal or temporal lobes and nerve cell death in several areas of the brain. This leads to a loss of key functions such as memory loss, impaired learning ability and concentration. Depression and anxiety can also accompany this debilitating condition.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and ASH Ireland have warned of the strong association between smoking and dementia risk.
Young women aged between 14 and 20 with a formal diagnosis of ADHD are being encouraged to participate in a study examining the impact the condition has on their educational and social experiences.
When a student is struggling in school, parents may wonder what can be done. Edward Joyce, an educational psychologist who holds masters degrees in psychology and education, has worked with students at primary, post-primary, and third level, and students who have severe difficulties in reading and mathematics.