We all worry about being forgetful, misplacing keys, articles or forgetting appointments. As we grow older, we nearly accept that it is part of aging, but that is not the case. Very little is known about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, so their affects are often a mystery to family, carers and
Poverty and social exclusion manifest themselves differently in rural areas than in urban areas. Disadvantage is a widely used term to describe living conditions where a person or a family experience circumstances or conditions less favourable than other citizens or communities. While rural poverty
It is not often we see a new organisation started up to look after the needs of men or men recognising the importance of developing friendships, sharing knowledge and skills and becoming productive and valuable in their community. All of this in a happy, welcoming
Any illness lasting longer than one year is considered chronic and include illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, asthma, autoimmune disorders, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone, Parkinsons, to name just a very few. Mental health issues also come under the same banner. All
What makes you feel drunk?
Alcohol is a mood altering substance and affects the nerves that pass messages around the body by slowing them down. Sometimes people act more lively when they drink or become giddy as the alcohol affects the parts of the brain responsible for self control. But as the affects
In Ireland we have no legislation governing the abuse of the elderly in spite of repeated promises over the years that this would be enacted.
Is this another case of abuse of vulnerable citizens that will remain under the radar until some other calamity happens and is brought into the public domain
Many men who live alone are isolated, housed in poor and dilapidated conditions and become reclusive about their lives. Some suffer depression as well as a range of other mental illnesses and find communication difficult as their health and living conditions deteriorate. They can be seen by society
In Ancient Rome, an alcoholic woman was considered such an affront to society she could be legally put to death. It was assumed that every woman who drank alcohol was also promiscuous, another reason to put her to death. We still have women treated with rejection, disgust, prejudice, apathy or indifference
How much longer will we have to listen to those who tell us they only use cannabis for a bit of fun or recreation? How much longer will we see the law of the land being broken? How much longer will we see our children subjected to peer pressure to use drugs for the “crack”? How long more will
How many more reports will be requisitioned and how much more money will be spent in gathering statistics about our attitude to the taking of alcohol and its abuse by our young people? And when will something actually be done about it?. We appear to accept that it is alright to see our young people