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You are starting a home care provider to help your folks out at home.  It's a big change and there's bound to be anxiety for your everyone as to how things will work.  Doing your research and proper preparation are key things when starting a...

Progression of Alzheimer's and Dementia is unique for every person who develops it. It depends on factors that are unique to the person. Key factors which can affect prognosis include the age the person was when symptoms first commenced or any other illnesses the person...

Diagnosing Dementia can take time. The sooner someone goes to their G.P. with symptoms such as increasing forgetfulness or other confusion, the better.  There is a range of tests and assessments which will need to be carried out to give the exact diagnosis which your...

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...