Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

You may recall Kathy Ryan, from Tipperary, who has Early Onset Alzheimer’s.

Kathy and her sons Andrew and Matt featured in a viral video last year (top) in which they called for more Government support for dementia care at home.

Kathy also spoke at a music and spoken word event in the Sugar Club last year, called Alz Talks and organised by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

At the event, Kathy detailed her experience of living with Alzheimer’s.

Today, she has an update in the video above.

Meanwhile, a petition calling for the Government to invest €40million into community supports for people with dementia can be signed here

Previously: Bringing It All Back Home

‘I Find Myself Neither Young Nor Old Neither Totally Useful Nor Totally Useless’

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Come Back To me.

A short film about mental illness by Adam O’ Dwyer set in St. Theresa’s Nursing Home, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Adam writes:

This film is a fictional story about the affect of the Alzheimer’s disease on a family. I hope that it gets people thinking about the families that are also victimised by the disease

.If anyone is affected by the film then please go to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The film’s intention is to raise awareness about the disease and to encourage families to seek further help from organisations when necessary.


Edel writes:

Advocates living with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s are to address a screening of ‘Still Alice (2014)’ at the Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin at 3.45pm..

Starring Oscar winning Julianne Moore, ‘Still Alice’ charts the journey of a young Harvard Professor following a diagnosis of Younger Onset Dementia shortly after her 50th birthday.

The event, which has been organised by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the Irish Film Institute, is aimed at raising awareness of what life is like for the 48,000 people living with dementia in this country, 4000 of whom are under 65 years of age.

ASI Irish Dementia Working Group advocates Ronan Smith and Helen Rochford Brennan will join a panel discussion following the screening.

A concurrent social media campaign has seen people all over the country upload pictures of their loved ones [as above] with Alzheimer’s to the ASI twitter pages….

Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland