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Keeping physically active with Siel Bleu (October 2018)

Siel Bleu is a social enterprise, dedicated to improving lives through exercise. Their expert physical trainers deliver a wide range of group and one to one programmes for older adults and people living with disease, focusing on physical, social and mental benefits. We were delighted to welcome Maggie from Siel Bleu to the Cafe in October. Maggie hosted an exercise workshop on [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Cafe News|0 Comments

Understanding Dementia (September 2018 – Cafe Team)

This month, the Cafe team explored what Dementia means, discussed some of different types of dementia and provided answers for many of the questions that are frequently asked when someone is diagnosed with dementia. Here are links to some of the materials used on the night: 1. Susan also gave a summary of a talk she gave to the cafe [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Cafe News|0 Comments

Carol Burke (Citizen’s Information Service) talks to the July 2018 Cafe about benefits and entitlements

Carol Burke, from the Citizen's Information Service in Maynooth spoke at our Cafe in July (2018). Carol talked to us about the various benefits and allowances that are available for carers. She also took us through the Nursing Home Support Scheme (NHSS - also know as the Fair Deal Scheme). More details on each of these below. Carer's Allowance: Payment [...]

John Costello (Solicitor) talks about legal considerations in relation to dementia (June 2018)

We welcomed John Costello to our Cafe in June 2018. John is a solicitor with Orpen Franks and he has almost 40 years of experience in advising clients in relation to wills, administration of estates, tax planning, wards of court, powers of attorney and other legal issues concerning older adults. John talked to us about about a range of legal things [...]

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Cafe News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rena O’Hara – The right type of support at the right time (May 2018)

At the May 2018 cafe, Rena O'Hara (Assistant Nursing Director of Ryevale Nursing Home) talked to us about some of the changes we might notice as we go through our journey with dementia, when we might need some additional supports, and what kind of supports are available. Some highlights from Rena's talk are presented below.     Changes we might [...]

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Cafe News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

John Healy (Physiotherapist, Connolly Hospital) talks about falls prevention (April 2018)

We were delighted to welcome John Healy back to the Cafe in April to talk to us about falls risk and prevention. John is a physiotherapist in Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. The key points from John's talk are summarised below. Falls prevention Intrinsic / Internal Factors to consider: Balance Vision Vestibular system – inner ear Nervous system – both peripheral and [...]

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Cafe News|Tags: , |0 Comments

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