Did you hear Ronan Smith’s interview on The Ray D’Arcy Show reminding us the importance of living hopefully with dementia?
If you missed it on Friday here’s the link to the full coverage

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This New Year follow in the footsteps of many pilgrims throughout the ages and journey on the Camino with us this May!
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The East Coast Cycle Challenge - 15th July 2017
Discover the beautiful coastline of the East Coast of Ireland and take on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Cycle challenge for 2017! For more information visit [ Bit.ly Link ] or call the Fundraising Team on 01-2073833.

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A big thanks you to RePublik Music for this amazing support! Looks like its going to be fantastic night!
If you enjoyed seeing Ronan Smith from our Irish Dementia Working Group on Operation Transformation yesterday you should tune in to RTÉ Radio 1's Ray D'Arcy show now as Ronan is coming up!
MALLOW NEWS: If you are in Mallow on Saturday why not support The Crystal Project's New Year Tea Day, from 3-5pm in The Gilbert Centre Mallow.
Calling all Operation Transformation fans!
We're delighted to tell you that on this evening's programme there will be a piece on dementia and it features Ronan Smith from our Irish Dementia Working Group and also Rose Cottage, our day centre in Tallaght. How brilliant that dementia is featuring on this programme that has so many viewers!
Tune in at 8.30pm on RTE 1 this evening.
Explorer Mark Pollock joined Kathy Ryan from the Irish Dementia Working Group and other campaigners from a number of prominent disability charities, to urge the Government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Ireland first signed the Convention a decade ago, but is the only country in Europe not to ratify this vital international agreement, which...
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Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD: Ireland: Ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Did you hear Brendan Courtney on Friday night talking about caring for his Dad on the Late Late Show? You can watch the documentary the family made about their experience "We need to talk about Dad" tonight on RTE 1 at 9.35pm.
Listen back here to a member of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network, Micheal Rowsome, talk about his experience caring for his Mum at home - [ Soundcloud.com Link ]
Here is Edna Gill, our wonderful and deserving winner of the Alzheimer's Car Raffle, from Co Meath picking up the keys and his gleaming 2017 white Fiat 500! When Enda received the call to say he had won a shiny new car he couldn’t believe his luck!
Enda was one of thousands across Ireland who entered our draw for the Fiat 500 with the Alzheimer’s Car Raffle. The draw was generously supported...
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Does it surprise you that the majority of people with dementia in Ireland live in the community? It means we all need to support and look out for each other.
To find out about our supports and services in your country go to this page and click on the drop down county list:
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Dementia isn't a normal part of ageing or an inevitable part of getting old. It is a condition that affects the brain. People with dementia may have a congitive impairment, but their disability results from the way they are treated or excluded from society.
Did you know that Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia? Want to learn more? Here is a description of the most common types:
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Join The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and trek the Camino with us this May! For more information visit: [ Alzheimer.ie Link ]
Our colleagues at Care Alliance Ireland have published a really interesting paper called 'We Need to Talk About It - Stigma and Family Care'.
Many Family Carers are happy for others in their circle of friends and family to be aware of their caring responsibilities. This is often easier when the “reason” that the person being cared for requires care is a condition which elicits an empathetic...
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The Clare Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is delighted to launch their annual Burren Walk which will take place this year on Sunday 12th February.
For more information on this beautiful 10km walk visit or contact the Clare Office on 065 686821.
John Middleton (Ashley from Emmerdale) is on Elaine on TV3 after 3pm today! And our own Tina Leonard, Head of Advocacy will be linking to the show to talk live to Elaine also. Do tune in.
The East Coast Cycle Challenge - 15th July 2017
Discover the beautiful coastline of the East Coast of Ireland and take on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Cycle challenge for 2017! For more information visit [ Bit.ly Link ] or call the Fundraising Team on 01-2073833.
Two thirds of people living with dementia in Ireland are women. Listen up ladies - look after yourselves and your health.
Click here for useful tips on brain health: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Dementia isn't just about memory loss. You'll find all you need to know about signs and symptoms on this page: [ Bit.ly Link ]