Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a set of symptoms and behaviours that occur when the brain stops working properly. This results in loss of independent function for that person.
Daily brain exercises may help decrease your risk of developing dementia by building cognitive reserve.
This page will help you to find local services in relation to dementia quickly and efficiently.
If you are living with dementia, this section offers some practical advice on living your life to the full.
Within communities people are taking action, big and small steps that make a difference in the everyday lives of people with dementia. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
Businesses or service providers can make a big difference to the quality of life of people with dementia and their families. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
A community champion inspires others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia and their families. Find out how you can become a community champion and the supports available.
How to diminish the risk factors and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
"Ask for help and don't let yourself sink under the weight" - meet Jane Mullan and her daughter-in-law Chloe who are caring for Jane's husband Sean.
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'Paddy is still Paddy, and I'm still Lindsey' - meet Paddy from Kilkenny, who is living with dementia, and his wife Lindsey. Paddy decided to be straight and tell people around him he had dementia, that hiding it would be worse.
'I'm very connected in my community' - meet Maureen from Kilkenny, who is living with dementia, and says that being connected to friends and neighbours makes her life worthwhile
Kathy Ryan gives us a glimpse into her life of how she is living well with dementia. Videos are provided by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
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