New Dementia Strategy for Scotland

Scotland’s National dementia strategy has been published 2017-2020. The focus is on improving quality of care around work on diagnosis, including post-diagnostic support; care co-ordination; end of life and palliative care; workforce development and capability; data and information; and research.

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Caring for Carers

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Caring for Carers produced by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care is a website providing advice to carers and family caring for those with palliative care needs.

To access this website, click HERE

It is divided into the following topics:

  • Self-care,
  • Home care,
  • Practical care,
  • Common symptoms,
  • Caring in a hospice, hospital or residential home,
  • Advance care planning, legal matters and funerals
  • Care as death approaches
  • Bereavement


Cochrane Review: Circuit class therapy for improving mobility after stroke

This Cochrane review was published in June 2017 and evaluated the effectiveness of circuit class therapy for improving mobility after stroke. “There is moderate evidence that CCT is effective in improving mobility for people after stroke – they may be able to walk further, faster, with more independence and confidence in their balance. ” The full review can be accessed HERE



Finite Lives: Dying, death and bereavement. An examination of state services in Ireland

Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell  launches her independent report ‘FINITE LIVES’ and there will also be the launch of the art exhibition; Kicking the Bucket.

Full-text available HERE

Venue; Limerick City Gallery of Art
When: Thursday, June 8th 2017
Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) and Milford Care Centre’s Compassionate Communities Limerick bring together an eclectic mix of prominent artists and thinkers who have, recently and very publicly discussed the subject of death, dying, bereavement and memory.
The report is the first comprehensive analysis of end-of-life issues across all government departments outside health.