24 results for author: Christine De Largy

New programme explores international developments in dementia

A new programme, “Hope in the Age of Dementia”, launched by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the global voice on Dementia, and ITN Productions will feature The Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia (CESRD), NUI Galway.  The programme showcases the latest international developments in care, research and technology for people with dementia, with a special focus on advancing and accelerating solutions for Alzheimer's disease globally. The programme focuses on the research work of the CESRD and the importance and impact of the Understand Together dementia awareness campaign in Ireland. It also features Helen-Rochfor...

Dementia and Rurality in Ireland

Eamon O'Shea and Kieran Walsh talk about their contribution to a new book on Remote and Rural Dementia Care. The specific issue of rural ageing and dementia care has been neglected in many countries. As populations age, the need to provide services to an increasing number of older people with dementia living in rural areas will become more acute, even if the share of older people living in rural areas is likely to decline in the future, in Ireland and internationally. Concern for older people with dementia who continue to live in rural areas is based on a number of potential disadvantages arising from economic, social, geographical, environmental ...

New study examines carer burden among family carers

A new study from the CESRD examines carer burden among family carers of people with and without dementia in Ireland. Here the lead author Áine Teahan explains the study further:In 2014 the European Social Survey estimated that the number of family carers was double the size of the long-term care force, with family carers providing three-quarters of long-term care to older people in Europe. Despite their importance to European health systems, family carers experience significant personal and wider social challenges associated with family caring including reconciling professional, personal, and caring responsibilities; accessing community-based ...

Giving voice to those directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Helen Rochford-Brennan worked with Fiona Keogh to write about her experience of living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss the additional difficulties faced by people with dementia including the effects of social isolation, increased anxiety and stress. They talk about how some people with dementia may have difficulty accessing services and supports, which is not helped by the invisibility of people with dementia in society. Check out their Open Letter here: https://hrbopenresearch.org/articles/3-29/v1

Report on Ireland’s long-term care policy response to COVID-19

Eamon O’Shea and Fiona Keogh have collaborated with Maria Pierce to write a report for the International Long-Term Care Network on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland: https://ltccovid.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Ireland-COVID-LTC-report-updated-13-May-2020.pdf Now might also be time to have look at the CESRD report on The Continuum of Care for People with Dementia in Ireland, published  last year, especially  if thinking about future reform of long-term care in Ireland post the pandemic https://www.understandtogether.ie/Training-resources/Helpful-Resources/Publications/The-Continuum-of-Care-for-People-with-Deme...

Remembering people with dementia during the COVID-19 crisis

Professor Eamon O’Shea  has written an article for HRB-Open Research on: remembering people with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic This letter argues that we need to pay particular attention to people with dementia during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing rules and cocooning for people aged 70 years and over are now in place in Ireland to slow down the rate of infection and protect vulnerable older people. This letter argues that we need, more than ever, to assert the personhood of people with dementia at this difficult time. To read the article click here

Shining a light on age-related health research nationally and internationally

Prof. Eamon O'Shea, Director of the Centre for Economic & Social Research on Dementia talks about the benefits of Open Access research & the HRB Open Research platform for HRB-funded researchers to rapidly publish their research outputs in an open and accessible way. Professor O'Shea highlights the importance of commitment to research in ageing in the HRB's first collection in 'Ageing Populations'

Ageing, Social Care & Social Justice

In a little over ten years from now there will be almost one million people aged 65 and older living in Ireland. Population ageing matters to all of us, either directly, as anyone aged over 55 years now will be in that cohort, or indirectly as loved ones of older people who may need our support as they grow older. We need to realise our own sense of self-interest in the demographic changes that are occurring, as we are all, in one way or another, in planning care for our future older selves, family and friends. The Citizen’s Assembly on Ageing (2017) made important recommendations in relation to current and future arrangements and responsibili...

Helen Rochford Brennan receives Honorary Degree at NUI Galway

CESRD would like to congratulate Helen Rochford Brennan who received an honorary degree from NUI Galway. Helen has been at the forefront of developing new ideas and human rights strategies for people with dementia in Ireland and Europe with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Hear Helen speak here

Helen Rochford Brennan announced as recipient of NUI Galway Honorary Degree

Speaking on the announcement, NUI Galway President, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh said: “NUI Galway is fortunate to be associated with many outstanding honorary graduates throughout its history and those being honoured this year form a particularly distinguished group. Each one has made an outstanding and distinctive contribution in their field. In honouring these exceptional individuals, we signal what we value in areas that matter to us and to our society - local history, disability rights, music and environmental sustainability. NUI Galway is very pleased to be in a position to recognise these exceptional individuals. Each of those we honour ...