Actor Seth Rogen addressed a US Senate committee this week to speak about Alzheimer’s Disease. His heartwarming, humorous and honest testimony about his mother- in- laws experience with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease and his own charity and advocacy work in raising awareness and breaking the stigma that surrounds the disease is worth watching. Rogen called on the the US government to take steps to help fight the worldwide epidemic that is Alzheimer’s Disease.
Terenure 2030 is a is a volunteer run community project whose vision is to enjoy and promote Terenure. As a local business Applewood Homecare is delighted to be involved in this exciting and innovative project and especially excited about our involvement in the access and social inclusion project as part of Terenure 2030.
The Terenure 2030 Team with Enda Kenny
The project has been garnering great interest and support both locally and beyond with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny dropping into the Terenure Sports Centre on February 6th to add his support to the project. An Taoiseach had this to say about Terenure 2030
“I was in the Terenure Sports Club last night for a meeting of Terenure 2030. This new initiative involves local business people and residents working together for the development and benefit of Terenure village and district. Working in tandem with the ‘I Love Terenure 2030’ initiative, it aims to encourage village traders and the community to work together to make Terenure a better place to live and work.
There, I was impressed to hear of the central role played by the Enterprise Centre in the locality – the very first opened in the country back in 1984 – particularly in light of the Government’s plans to begin rolling out 31 brand new Local Enterprise Offices (or LEOs) across the country from April. These will also be a vital source of information, support and guidance to our SMEs delivering a comprehensive ‘first stop shop’ service to entrepreneurs and businesses. Well done Terenure! Enda Kenny An Taoiseach”
The Terenure First Fruits Meeting takes place tonight, Feb 27, in the Terenure Sports Club at 7.30pm, more information below and is open to anyone living or working in Terenure.
For more information on Terenure 2030 please visit terenure2030.com.
The goal of NEIL (Neuro-Enhancement for Independent Lives) at Trinity’s Institute of Neuroscience is to:
Enable independent living and improve quality of life by: conducting research aimed at dementia prevention and cognitive enhancement; transforming this knowledge into empirically grounded interventions; using this knowledge to educate and empower older adults to maintain their cognitive function for as long as possible.
They have produced a number of short films addressing fears about memory loss and providing practical advice about brain health. The topics include the difference between Alzheimers Disease and Dementia , How Memory Works, Tips for day to day living with Alzheimers’s and How We Can Include People Living with Dementia in our Community. All of the films can be viewed here
For further information on the NEIL programme please see their website