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Memory loss is often the first sign of problems concerning Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of Dementia. It is a frightening experience for the person and can make them feel fearful or unsafe. Thankfully there are practical supports, technology and equipment, both high & low tech,...

Discussing long term care options with your parents can be difficult.    But sometimes, it is not just the choice between homecare or nursing home.  Usually, the main hurdle is that their parents are so independent they find it very difficult to accept they need...

Knowing the common signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia allows people to take early preventative action which means the conditions can be treated more effectively for the person affected. Although these conditions cannot be 'cured' early detection means strategies can be put in place to help so...

Providing home care to others is a very stressful job and throughout the day, breaks for caregivers are essential.  It is not unusual for caregivers to overlook their own mental and physical health when they are providing care to others. However, mistakes can be made...

People are generally confused by the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia because the terms are so closely connected. Alzheimer’s disease is a condition which causes symptoms of dementia. ‘Dementia’ is not a disease - it is the label put on symptoms that show the brain...

Tallaght University Hospital has available information sheets to support those that are cocooning with valuable information around exercising at home, minding their mental health and have access to other useful numbers of different agencies operating in our community. This information is not just for over 75...

Coping with loss from the COVID-19 pandemic is an exceptionally harrowing and emotionally devastating for people.  Not only do they have to process the solitary nature of the passing, but they also have restrictions which curtail how they may have wished to honour and remember...

Here are some useful tips for Self Isolation for COVID 19 if you have been advised to do so by the HSE.  These tips will help you cope with the stress of isolation over the period of symptoms monitoring for COVID 19. Mind Matters It's so important...

It is so important that you take the time to prepare for your care assistant job interview.  It gives you the best chance at success in getting the job and assures employers that they are hiring the best people for professional care service. In-home support care...

Coping with caregiver stress is part and parcel of the job of a professional carer.  You are dealing at times with adults with sometimes challenging health problems or behaviours.  Therefore it is important for you to check yourself that you are doing okay and are...