June 2016

June 2016

Applewood Homecare read with interest the recent reports from the Alzheimer’s Prevention Programme in the Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles that uses lifestyle planning and innovative neurological interventions to detect and treat Alzheimer’s earlier. They are currently conducting an 18-month clinical lifestyle intervention study, examining whether changes in lifestyle among patients with mild cognitive impairment or a family history of dementia can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

The doctors there are advocating a ‘MIND diet’ which is based on the Mediterranean diet combined with a low-salt diet to combat high blood pressure. They are estimating that this approach to diet can delay the on-set of the disease by 5 years.  The diet promotes eating leafy greens, nuts, olive, fish and chicken and to avoid salty takeaways, sugary foods and too much red meat, cheese and butter.  In addition to the diet the centre is advocating both aerobic and anaerobic physical activity as exercise reduces the risk of depression, and can even allow the brain to make new connections between neurons.

Mindfulness and relaxation have proven to decrease stress hormones acting on the brain and studies have shown that stress worsens dementia. The importance of good sleeping behaviour is also shown to be a positive factor in combatting dementia.  The current studies find that people who retire to live sedentary lifestyles do worse than active counterparts and recommend that going out socialising and listening to music or attending other community events is highly beneficial and mental exercises such as Sudoko and crosswords helps greatly with memory and recall.

This benefits of mental stimulation and game techniques is tried and tested by Applewood carers who have produced some great results with our clients – we are always interested in new games to help support independence and build confidence to help people face their challenges.


Neil O’Reilly


Evergreen Events

Evergreen Club Tea Dance, 25 June 2.00pm-4.00pm

Lunches on Monday & Wednesday

Irish History on Thursday at 10am

Chair Exercise class at 11.00 on Fridays

Walking Group every Thursday morning at 9.30am from the Hall


Menshed Latest: Meeting every Wednesday at 3.00pm in the Evergreen, cups of tea, chats and projects.


June Out and About

June Dublin City Library Activities

Exhibition: South Dublin and the 1916 Rising County Library, Tallaght

Our historical exhibition for this year concentrates on the role played in the 1916 Easter Rising by people and locations in South Dublin. A large selection of artifacts and memorabilia will be on display, including original documents, medals and weapons. This exhibition will be on display from 15th February until 20th June during normal library opening hours. All welcome.

Computer Classes with Age ActionBallyroan Library

For further information, please ask at the library desk or contact 01-4756989. This event series starts on 07 January 2016, 6:30PM and finishes on 30 June 2016.

Little Stories, Little Prints – Exhibition – Walkinstown Library.

Fifty Printmakers from eight printmaking studios around Ireland were invited by The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare to create ‘little prints’ on ‘little known events or incidents’ during or around the time of the 1916 Rising. This 1916 Commemorative Visual Arts Project through printmaking is organised and coordinated by studio member Pamela de Brí, assisted by Studio Manager Margaret Becker.

Each library displaying the exhibition will host a workshop in basic printmaking. Participants will be invited to illustrate an incident/artefact of their choice. A small selection of the resulting work may be added to the website and may be included in the display in the library

‘Surgeons and Insurgents – RCSI and the Easter Rising’ June 2016 in Rathmines Library

The Exhibition relates to the garrison at the Green and Royal College of Surgeons and the main 1916 revolutionaries stationed at these posts. Surgeons who were linked to the college played a part all over the city in providing medical aid to injured parties and they are also mentioned in exhibition.

Upcoming Months: July 2016 in Central Library, August 2016 in Ballyfermot Library and September 2016 in Cabra Library


June in the Music Library Central Library, Ilac Centre.Thursday

Thursday 9 June at 1pm Giants of Ragtime and Stride Piano

Colm “Stride” O’Brien plays the works of Ragtime & Stride Piano Legends Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, and Fats Waller.  Colm is Ireland’s leading exponent of Ragtime Piano and has performed regularly in the UK and USA including the prestigious Scott Joplin Festival in Missouri USA and Cork Jazz Festival. Tributes to Hoagy Carmichael and “The Ballroom of Romance” will be highlights of this Lunchtime event. “He can do Gershwin like Gershwin can do Gershwin” (Ragtime Bob Darch in the Sentinel Pennsylvania USA). The event is free. Booking is essential.




Thursday 9th June at 6.30pm in Central Library.A Sanctifying Thing: The life of PH Pearse in Poetry, Prose and MusicBryan Murray and Úna Crawford O’Brien present a fifty-minute tour of the development of Pearse’s character and politics, with performed extracts from his writings. Pieces include the graveside oration for O’Donovan Rossa, the court-martial speech, and passages from Pearse’s prose fiction and poetry. A sequence of diary entries from his friend Mary Hayden give a unique glimpse into the private man, and Pearse’s songs are presented in the harp arrangements of his sister, Mary Brigid.

Accompanied by harpist Mary Louise O’Donnell.

The performance is free. Booking is essential.


Thursday 23 June 2016 at 6.30pm in Dublin City Library and Archive Talk – Remembering and reinventing the Rising: Historian Donal Fallon will discuss the history of commemorating the 1916 Rising, looking at events such as the first anniversary in 1917, the often-violent Easter parades of 1930s Dublin and the fiftieth anniversary in 1966. Donal runs the Come here to me social history blog and is the author of John MacBride in the 16 Lives series.


Historical Societies

Thurs. 9th June Begins: 7:30 PM Dr John de Courcy Ireland: A Tribute to a Maritime HistorianNational Maritime Museum of Ireland. John Ellis a pupil and close friend of Dr John de Courcy Ireland will pay tribute to this noted maritime historian whose seminal work on the maritime aspects of the Easter Rising opened up this hitherto little researched field for future historians.


Sunday 12th June Visit to the Irish Jewish Museum. 3 Walworth Road, Dublin 8 Meeting at the museum at 12.00 noon Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society

Tuesday Jun 14th Yitzhak Herzog – the Sinn Fein Rabbi Genealogical Society of Ireland in Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin All welcome. Donation €3.


16th June at 1pm: Join Jennifer O’Mahony, National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology, Kildare Street) to trace the steps of Leopold Bloom and discover what the Museum would have looked like at the beginning of the 20th century. Feel free to bring your copy of Ulysses! Booking required, please phone 01 6486334 or email educationarch@museum.ie. Located in the Ceramics Room, First Floor. Not wheelchair accessible.


Every Friday in June– screenings of AFTER ’16 will take place in the AV Lecture Theatre of the Museum of Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks and will be free of charge.

Saturday 9th July 2016 ANNUAL OUTING Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society. Guided tours of Slane Castle andthe Irish Military War Museum where you can handle original weapons,visit a replica WW1 trench and see a blank firing weapons display. We will also have a guided tour of Collon C of I designed by amateur architect Rev Daniel Beaufort, learn about the Russians from Collon and visit the obelisk topped monument commemorating 2nd Lieutenant James Samuel Emerson VC.  For details contact Brendan Mc Govern on 086 273 4200. Cost: €55 includes tea/coffee break and dinner. Non-refundable deposit €20 to secure a place.

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