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  • 25.3.2014 NAI members get set to host neurological wellness days - New Web Site
    in the coming weeks The free events are aimed at providing information and support on living with a neurological condition in a relaxing atmosphere Key to these events is the concept of self management giving people the information and skills they need to manage aspects of their condition that matter to them Events will be held in Limerick Sligo Galway and Kilkenny NAI would like to acknowledge the outstanding work

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  • 13.11.2014 Return To Work After Stroke Survey
    is being led by Dr Frances Horgan from the School of Physiotherapy at the RCSI Dr Horgan is also Chair of the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke The questions will be about your experience of returning to work after stroke and the support you received If you did not return to work we would also like you to participate The questionnaire should take 30 minutes to complete and a

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  • 10.11.2014 Free Public Lecture on Multiple Sclerosis Science Gallery Dublin
    Multiple Sclerosis Science Gallery Trinity College Dublin Thursday 20 th November 2014 6 7pm Title Uncovering MS The Science and Medicine of Multiple Sclerosis Professor Kingston Mills Professor of Experimental Immunology Trinity College Dublin Professor Orla Hardiman Consultant Neurologist and

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  • 6.11.2014 Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting today on neurological issues
    and Session B 11 30 am Deep brain stimulation treatment benefits Gavin Quigley Consultant Neurosurgeon Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast Nicola Moore Country Director Northern Ireland Parkinson s UK Dr Richard Walsh Tallaght Hospital Pat O Rourke Chairman Parkinson s Association of Ireland and Breda Tufts Committee Chairman Jerry Buttimer TD said Acquired Brain Injury is any sudden damage received to the brain during a person s lifetime and not as a result of birth trauma An acquired brain injury is a life altering condition and can impact memory speech mobility concentration judgement and can result in personality change Tomorrow we will hear from Conor Devlin his brother and his mother on how Conor s experience of brain injury has affected their family while the Committee will have an opportunity to consider services for adolescents who suffer acquired brain injuries Following this meeting we will discuss the benefits of deep brain stimulation treatments I would like to thank Deputy Caoimhin Ó Caoimhláin s contribution in helping to arrange this meeting where we will hear about the differences that deep brain stimulation can make for people suffering from Parkinson s disease and how it can improve their lives Deputy Ó Caoláin who

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  • 3.11.2014 NAI and Irish Hospice Foundation Launch Joint Research on Palliative Care and Neurological Conditions
    and Neurological Alliance of Ireland has identified deficiencies in the current level of service available The report is based on interviews with seven NAI member organisations conducted by Dr John Weafer and describes varying levels of access to palliative care around the country One of the organisations interviewed commented There is huge inequality around Ireland regarding the availability of palliative care it very much depends on where you live The NAI is now calling for protocols and pathways to be developed and increased resourcing and training opportunities for neurology and specialist palliative care services and advises that a multi disciplinary approach is needed for those suffering from neurological conditions Organisations interviewed said nursing home settings are often unsuitable for those with advanced neurological disease and that neurology and palliative care services are fragmented and concentrated in a few specialist centres situated in cities Other issues highlighted are a level of uncertainty around when palliative care should begin lack of understanding of the needs of individuals with advanced neurological disease and a need for training for all those who work with them the sensitive nature of discussing palliative care the important role of voluntary organisations in supporting people with a life limiting neurological condition The organisations that participated in the study were Brain Tumour Ireland Cheshire Ireland Huntingtons Disease Association of Ireland Motor Neurone Disease Association MS Ireland Parkinsons Association of Ireland Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association of Ireland The Alzheimer Society of Ireland also had an advisory role in the study Mags Rogers Development Manager of NAI said Our collaboration with the Irish Hospice Foundation has allowed us to open a conversation about palliative care and neurological conditions in Ireland Our aim is that the report will provide the starting point for a focused discussion with all stakeholders to understand the

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  • 31.10.2014 Changes to NAI Board announced
    of NAI Donnchadh Whelan who was previously Vice Chair Our sincere thanks to Chris Macey Chair of NAI who has finished his term as Chair but who will remain on the board for the remainder of his term as board member the board paid tribute to his expertise and support in terms of bringing the organisation forward significantly over the past three years Finally our thanks to Patricia Towey from

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  • 29.10.2014 The Summer Newsletter for the Dublin Neurolgical Institute
    29 10 2014 The Summer Newsletter for the Dublin Neurolgical Institute The summer newsletter for the Dublin Neurological Institute is now available to download

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  • 27.10.2014 2013 annual report now available
    annual report now available The NAI 2013 annual report is now available to download below outlining events and activities from the year including an overview of European Month of the

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