Applewood Homecare notes the media reports that experts have underestimated ‘the current and future scale of the dementia epidemic’ by 12%-13%. The World Alzheimer Report 2015 finds that western Europe has the second largest population of people living with dementia after Asia, with 7.4m people thought to have the disease. This figures in this report are shocking as it is estimated that there are currently 46.8m people living with dementia with projections of figures to double every 20 years. For Ireland where Alzheimer’s is the most common form of the disease, it is projected that next year alone some 4,000 people will develop dementia. We completely support the sentiments expressed by the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) chief executive that there is an “urgent need for governments to implement policies and legislation to provide a better quality of life for people living with dementia, both now and in the future.”
For relatives caring for loved ones living with this cruel disease, it is important to reach out for support and to take appropriate steps to look after your own health and well-being – both physical and mental. Preventative lifestyle and dietary changes are worth investigating early for yourself, and the benefits of exercise cannot be over-stressed.
Our own Applewood carers are walking, cycling, running and Boot-camping as de-stress methods – this summer Kate has done to Hell and Back and also Croagh Patrick!
Less strenuous activities such as Yoga, Pilates and swimming are all terrific stress busters, as are hobby activities such as knitting, jigsaws and even the latest trend of adult colouring, which provide a release to the emotional tension and stress that comes with dealing with high intensity one-to-one situations and are proven overall to be beneficial to your well-being.
Friday 28th Sept. The Evergreen Club tea dance, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Lunched on Monday & Wednesday
Computer Classes on Thursday at 10am
Bowles on Wednesday at 3pm
Chair exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays
plus much more call Neil on 087 609 6641 for further information
Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects
September About Town
18th September is Culture night – a record 230 events will take place across Dublin alone in venues including Christ Church Cathedral, the National Museum of Ireland, the Science Gallery Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle State Apartments, The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, the Chester Beatty Library and many more
The third annual Dublin Festival of History will take place from 25th September to 3rd October 2015. Events will take place in Printworks, Dublin Castle and public libraries throughout the City from 25th-27th September 2015. This year’s Festival will have a new Children’s Programme. The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and is organised by Dublin City Public Libraries.
24th September commences the Dublin Theatre Festival presents classic drama by world renowned companies and artists alongside work by exciting, emerging theatre-makers from home and abroad and incorporates theatre, music, dance and family events as well as talks, public discussions, works in progress showcases and artist development programmes.
History Societies this month:
South Dublin County Councilhas published details of its ‘History and Heritage 2015’ programme of free guided tours and lectures events which take place until the end ofSeptember 2015. Copies are available from South Dublin County Council library branches or downloaded from – www.southdublinlibraries.ie.
Wednesday 16th Sept. Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire at 8 p.mDun Laoghaire Historical Society.“Nurses from Dublin in the Great War” Speaker: Michael O’Flaherty.
Tuesday 15 Sept. 2015 at 8.00 pm. TBC Foxrock Local History Club, Foxrock Pastoral Centre
Saturday 19 Sept. 10am–5pm. Irish Georgian Society Glendalough, County Wicklow. Wicklow’s Heritage Buildings Show 2015: a weekend of Traditional Building Skills Demonstrations & Conservation Talks for anyone interested in period buildings, architectural conservation and traditional building skills.
Thursday 25th Sept. Rathmines Town Hall – 8:00 P.M.The Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society : Monica Roberts Collection of Letters from the Front, 1914-1918. Illustrated. By Bryan MacMahon
Oct 1st(8.00pm) Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount MerrionMount Merrion Historical Society :Tourist’s Tales of Old Rathdown – how visitors viewed us in Famine times, Liam Clare