Dementia

Figures show number of people with dementia ahead of World Alzheimer Month

A public awareness campaign has called on members of the public to become ‘Dementia Champions’ ahead of World Alzheimer Month in September. The Understand Together campaign is asking people to join 340 other Champions who promote inclusivity in their communities, as latest figures from the HSE show that there are an estimated 3,553 people in […] …


Galway scientist leading international study on detecting dementia risk

NUIG researcher Dr Emer McGrath has been awarded a Clinician Scientist Fellowship and €655,524 for her research into detecting a person’s risk of of dementia. The Health Research Board’s funding for Dr McGrath will help support  new Academic Consultant Neurologist post based at NUI Galway and UHG, as well as an international study with partners […] …