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1,200 people in Kilkenny suffer with dementia, local lady is face of new national campaign

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BY COLIN BARTLEY THERE are over 1,200 people living with dementia in Kilkenny, and that number is set to increase as national figures indicate that over 4,000 people will develop the condition across Ireland every year.Next month is World Alzheimer
'BY COLIN BARTLEY THERE are over 1,200 people living with dementia in Kilkenny, and that number is set to increase as national figures indicate that over 4,000 people will develop the condition across Ireland every year.Next month is World Alzheimer Month (September) and the Health Service Executive is launching a campaign called Dementia: Understand Together.The face of this campaign in Kilkenny woman, Maureen O’Hara. (See video below) The video for the campaign shows how inspiring a figure Maureen is.IN the video Maureen explains how she copes with and lives with dementia every day without letting it change her or get her down. https://youtu.be/4R4EWERCtMc The Understand Together campaign is asking people to support the campaign by becoming a dementia community champion.Community champions are at the heart of this movement which aims to create an Ireland that embraces and includes people with dementia, and that displays solidarity with them and their families.It is hoped the champions can inspire those around them to take action that will support and help people with dementia and their families, so they remain active and connected within their own local community.Dementia is caused by different diseases of the brain.There are over 400 different types of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease the most common.Dementia is most likely to develop in older people but can occur at a younger age too.More information can be found about World Alzheimer Month and the Dementia: Understand Together campaign by visiting www.understandtogether.ie/get-involved \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t . The post 1,200 people in Kilkenny suffer with dementia, local lady is face of new national campaign appeared first on KilkennyNow.ie .'

Protesters ‘ready to make some noise’ to end CervicalCheck ‘nightmare’

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By COLIN BARTLEY PROTESTERS are set to join Kilkenny to Waterford to try and bring an end to the CervicalCheck screening ‘nightmare’. A women’s health support group is to put pressure on the Government to put into action recommendations from the
'By COLIN BARTLEY PROTESTERS are set to join Kilkenny to Waterford to try and bring an end to the CervicalCheck screening ‘nightmare’. A women’s health support group is to put pressure on the Government to put into action recommendations from the Scally report, and to stop putting women’s health at risk.Mná na Deise are holding the protest on Rice Bridge, Waterford this Friday at 5pm.The aim of the protest, co-founder of the group Leslie Hughes explains, is put pressure on the Government to put into action the recommendations of the Scally Report to ensure “this nightmare ends for not only the women of Ireland but their families too.” “It’s been over a year now since Vicky Phelan exposed the catastrophic failures of the CervicalCheck screening programme. “For far too long now there has been an air of ‘pass the buck’ amongst those who should be in the position to take accountability, reassure us and put plans in place that will see quality women’s healthcare.Fellow Co-Founder Cathriona English said the latest revelation, where a woman was refused screening as she had previously gone private, was the final straw.They are convinced that the only option left to them is to publicly show their displeasure with the Government. “When we heard the latest story about Claire Healy Cashin being refused because she had gone private for her smear test we knew we were doing the right thing.Women are being forced to go private for the test or they could be waiting so long for the CervicalCheck results that it’s too late. “We have had enough of this and we are ready to make some noise.” Anyone who wants to join in the protest this Friday is asked to wear red. \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t           . The post Protesters ‘ready to make some noise’ to end CervicalCheck ‘nightmare’ appeared first on KilkennyNow.ie .'

Rural Support volunteers receive top charity honour

Training and Health Agriland.ie

Rural mental health charity Rural Support volunteers were presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award at a special ceremony in Co.Tyrone this week.The award is the highest form of civic recognition which can be granted to an organisation for the
'Rural mental health charity Rural Support volunteers were presented with the prestigious Queen’s Award at a special ceremony in Co.Tyrone this week.The award is the highest form of civic recognition which can be granted to an organisation for the work of their volunteers.Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone, Robert Scott, made the presentation at a special reception held at the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown.Image source: Liam McArdle The event was attended by almost 90 individuals including volunteers, mentors, board members, staff, funders and sponsors.Also in attendance were the Deputy Lord Lieutenants and councillor Kerri Hughes, who also volunteers with the charity.The honour, which is considered the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups, recognises the outstanding work carried out by volunteers in their local community.Rural Support currently has 30 volunteers, who come from across all of Northern Ireland.All of its volunteers come from a rural and farming background and so understand the challenges and issues facing farmers and farm families.Deborah Gavin, volunteer coordinator with Rural Support, said: “It is an incredible achievement for Rural Support’s volunteers to receive this award.It recognises the commitment, expertise and support which our volunteers provide to farmers, farm families and farm businesses across the region. “This award is a great tribute and recognition of the exemplary work our volunteers carry out, which all staff and directors are so very proud of. “Rural Support could simply not continue its work without our volunteers, and we are extremely thankful to each and every volunteer who gives their time, knowledge and expertise on a daily basis. “The support which our volunteers provide to our clients can help alleviate some of the stress and worry experienced, as very often individuals can feel isolated and alone when dealing with the issues and concerns that they face.” The Queen’s Volunteer Award was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.This year, 22 groups were given the honour, joining a total of 137 groups across Northern Ireland since its inception 17 years ago.Need help or able to offer it?For more information about Rural Support or volunteering with Rural Support please contact the freephone helpline on: 0800-138-1678 (the line is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 9:00pm). . The post Rural Support volunteers receive top charity honour appeared first on Agriland.ie .'

‘Women have been failed again’ – Kilkenny CervicalCheck campaigner on latest scandal

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By COLIN BARTLEY A KILKENNY’s campaigner on cervical screening says women in Ireland have been failed yet again by the health service.
'By COLIN BARTLEY A KILKENNY’s campaigner on cervical screening says women in Ireland have been failed yet again by the health service.Vicky Phelan took to twitter yesterday to air her frustration at the latest CervicalCheck revelations which reveal consistent failures in the screening and reporting process. “Lessons do not appear to have been learned,” Ms Phelan declared.In a series of 11 tweets posted, Ms Phelan said she:“could no longer remain quiet,” on how risks relating to women’s health are being managed.She started by saying she, “hoped to take the summer off to spend it with my family,” but felt she could no longer remain silent as “I am acutely aware that this could be my last summer.” She then made reference to the MacCraith Report, calling it “Excellent,” highlighting “two overarching themes” – risk and women.She said the report identified communication, management, and reporting as “key weaknesses in the governance structure” of the HSE in regards CervicalCheck and pointed to examples in the MacCraith report which prove risk reporting was not done.She points to recommendations by Dr Gabriel Scally in the report proposing the implementation of a culture of risk management, and how she felt these were not taken on board. “Lessons do not appear to have been learned and we find ourselves now with another report recommending that the HSE move quickly to ensure…an active culture of risk management.” She aired her frustration and serious disappointment with the HSE and Health Minister Simon Harris concerning the ongoing issue of risk reporting, saying its simply not acceptable. “There needs to be a review of what contributed to the failures so that this does not happen again.Whatever is going on, WOMEN have been failed AGAIN “Dr.Scally recommended that the Minister of Health, Simon Harris “give consideration to how women’s health issues can be given more consistent, expert and committed attention” within our health system.Prof MacCraith has recommended a “Women First” approach.WE NEED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN “We need to take women’s health more seriously.Dr.Scally demanded that “more and different attention NEEDS to be paid to women’s health issues”. “It is simply not enough to pay lip service to women’s health.We have had enough.” \t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t . The post ‘Women have been failed again’ – Kilkenny CervicalCheck campaigner on latest scandal appeared first on KilkennyNow.ie .'