The pandemic has led to a significant and irreversible deterioration in the condition of many people living with dementia, according to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
Research has also found the mental and physical wellbeing of family carers have been "seriously affected". Read more >>>
Family Carers Ireland is today launching its “Paws for a Cause” national fundraising drive which is taking place during National Carers Week June 7 to 13. Kindly supported by www.buy4petsonline.ie, the charity is asking people all over Ireland to walk or run 24k over 7 days with or without their furry friend in solidarity with Ireland’s 500,000 family carers and in recognition of the 24/7 nature of many caring roles. Read more>>
23rd May 2021
A leading advocacy organisation is urging the Government to deliver a road map for the re-opening of adult day centres which play a vital role in enabling many older people to remain at home and access social and health services in their own communities. Adult day centres, which pre-Covid were used by an estimated 14,200 people, have largely been closed since March 2020. Read more >>
POTENTIAL NEW LEGISLATION would review the role of families in the treatment and care of an individual’s mental health. Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Mary Butler is to bring draft legislation forward next month to update the Mental Health Act 2001 before the Dáil takes its summer recess. Read more >>>
Jenny O'Reilly, award-winning founding member of Wicklow Dementia Support, has left the organisation after over a decade of tremendous work with the dementia community. Read more >>>
Longford people are being called upon to get involved in an initiative to raise funds and awareness for Prader Willi syndrome. May is PWS Awareness Month and an Irish charity is working hard to raise awareness of this rare disorder all over the country. Read more>>