Linkedin Email Facebook Print NewsHealthLimerick carers not getting enough supportBy Bernie English – July 7, 2018 1327 WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement THE EXPERIENCE of a Limerick man trying to care for his mother in her dementia illustrates the lack of support services available in Limerick, according to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI)Member of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN), Micheál Rowsome, whose story featured recently in the Limerick Post said: “Dementia care in Ireland needs to change and that begins with early diagnosis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “When I first spoke to the Public Health Nurse, I was told I couldn’t get any services until my Mum was diagnosed, that was a severe blow and I remember thinking we were on our own here. Mum’s dementia affected us all. Because of a lack of supports and services everyone in the house became unwell.”The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) is calling on the Government to invest €12 million towards community supports for people with dementia which has been outlined in the Pre-Budget Submission ‘Dementia Support Across Ireland – Building Communities of Care’.The mid-term review of the National Dementia Strategy (NDS), which was launched in May, acknowledges that people with dementia and their families are still dealing with inadequate services and supports and states that additional funding is required.According to a dementia services mapping project carried out by the ASI and the HSE’s National Dementia Office (NDO), not only does access to community dementia-specific services across Ireland vary depending on where you live but no county in Ireland has an acceptable level of dementia support.“Limerick, like every county in Ireland, is not sufficiently resourced to provide a basic minimum standard of care for people with dementia. There are serious gaps in the services provided in Limerick,” an ASI spokesman said.None of the following services are provided according to the mapping project carried out by ASI & HSE: Alzheimers Café’s, Dementia Assistive Technology Library, Dementia Cognitive Therapies, Dementia Counselling Service, Dementia In-Home Respite and People with Dementia Support Groups.In Limerick, the ASI is calling for funding for dementia carer support groups, dementia family carer programmes and a dementia social club. Previous articleConcert hit at Limerick Summer MusicNext articleLimerick house prices rise by €20 000 in last year Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
FC golf was defeated by East Central last night in a makeup match from 4/25 195 to 207.The story of the night was Nate Heinrich. He recorded a hole-in-one on hole 12 at Grand Oaks. Zach Jewell was medalist with a 45. Other scores were Cole Erfman 50, Austin Hill 56, Evan McKinney 56, Trent Meyer 60, Brandon Cowen 61, Austin Bohman 64, and Chase Tolhurst 67.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dustin Riley.
Cristiano Ronaldo will meet with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez on Thursday to discuss his situation at the Liga champions.The Portugal international revealed ahead of the international break that he is unhappy with life at the Santiago Bernabeu side for professional reasons, and much has since been said and written about the reasons for his apparent sadness.However, although the 27-year-old has insisted that his unhappiness has nothing to do with money, it remains unknown as of yet what is responsible for his current state of mind.Ronaldo returned to Madrid on Wednesday after his international commitments with Portugal, and had a two-hour long, face-to-face meeting with head coach Jose Mourinho before finding his way to the training pitch.He will now meet with Perez as well, to further clarify his point of view as Madrid seek a solution to the prolific attacker’s dismay.
Mercedes set an all-time record of four consecutive one-twos at the start of a season as Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.For the fourth race in a row, Ferrari were unable to challenge Mercedes – and again there were questions about the strategy chosen by the Italian team.Sebastian Vettel finished third, never very far behind the Mercedes, but team-mate Charles Leclerc finished fifth when it looked for a while as if he might have been able to take fourth ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.Leclerc’s consolation on a weekend that he had looked like dominating until crashing in qualifying was a point for fastest lap.The result makes Mercedes the first team ever to start the season in such a dominant fashion and puts their drivers in an enviable position in the championship.Bottas returns to the lead of the championship, leading Hamilton by the point he gained for fastest lap in Australia. Vettel is 35 points behind.