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  • 20.3.2014 Leading international neurologist to speak at Migraine Event - New Web Site
    migraine on Sunday 23rd March which is open to the public The event will be held in the Ballsbridge Hotel on Sunday 23rd March from 11am till 3pm A buffet lunch will be provided and all are welcome to this free event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Migraine Association of Ireland To find out more and book your place e mail or phone the migraine helpline at 01

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/news/20-3-2014-leading-international-neurologist-to-speak-at-migraine-event (2015-10-30)
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  • 19.3.2014 Prime Time to Feature Vaccine for Meningitis - New Web Site
    The vaccine can be given to children from aged two months Meningitis B is a highly agressive strain of meningitis and strikes around 90 children each year The National Immunisation Commitee along with the Department of Health is responsible for deciding which vaccines are included in the childhood immunisation programme NAI understands that the Prime Time programme will examine this decision making process and the importance of taking steps to

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  • 12.3.2014 Press Release Nationwide Survey of Neurological Carers Highlights Impact of Budget Cuts - New Web Site
    by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland in association with Care Alliance Ireland In a survey of over 170 family carers 82 reported being impacted by cuts to home care packages over the past three years 77 by cuts to respite services and 70 by cuts to home help Over one fifth of carers could not access respite at all 42 of family carers had given up work to look after the person with a neurological condition while 64 reported a significant fall in family income since the onset of the condition Speaking about the findings Executive Director of Care Alliance Liam O Sullivan noted It is clear from this survey that successive cuts to supports for family carers are creating a climate of worry uncertainty and distress This is very disappointing in the light of the publication of the National Carers Strategy in 2012 which commits to valuing the role of family carers in Ireland Mags Rogers Development Manager with the Neurological Alliance of Ireland said We are calling on the Government to use the improving economic situation to reverse the cuts to these vital supports for family carers Neurological Conditions of the Brain and Spinal Cord affect over 700

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/news/12-3-2014-press-release-nationwide-survey-of-neurological-carers-highlights-impact-of-budget-cuts (2015-10-30)
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  • 12.3.2014 Help us make sure our report does not sit on a shelf - New Web Site
    impact of contiuning underinvestment in neurology and neurorehabilitation services on Irish people with neurological conditions and their families It also shows the impact of health cuts and changes to benefits and entitlements which are making life even harder for these individuals Help us ensure action on these findings by 1 Reading the full report and sending it on to anyone you think should be aware You can download the report

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  • 11.3.2014 Press Release New Survey shows shocking impact of cuts on Irish people with neurological conditions - New Web Site
    services and to benefits that have a massive impact on their quality of life said Chris Macey chairman of the NAI which represents 30 organisations in the neurological sector at the launch of the survey in Dublin s Mansion House Also speaking at the launch were Sinn Fein Health spokesman Caoimhghin O Caolain Independent TD Denis Naughten Senator Marie Moloney and Senator Jillian Van Turnhout This is not a scientific survey so we cannot say how accurately the results represent the national picture What we can say is that the trends are steeply downward and that people with neurological conditions are hugely worse off than the last time we surveyed access to services in 2011 a low base by any estimation This diminishing access is highlighted by the increase in those who could get no access whatsoever to the service they required NAI 2014 Survey results compared to NAI 2011 Survey Respite Care 25 4 Home adaptation 25 8 Psychology 24 16 Specialist Nurse 20 11 Occupational Therapy 15 9 Physiotherapy 14 9 Speech Language Therapy 13 5 Aids Appliances 13 9 The priority we place on services such as those for people who have sustained a brain injury from a car crash have suffered a stroke or who are diagnosed with a condition like MS or motor neurone disease is a true test of what kind of country we live in added Mr Macey He said the NAI was calling on the Government not just to commit to making no further cuts to community services or benefits and entitlements but to look at the human and economic benefits of prioritising investment in community services that can save lives and quality of life on a major scale The NAI is also urging the Government to show committment to prioritising neurological

    Original URL path: http://www.nai.ie/go/news/11-3-2014-press-release-new-survey-shows-shocking-impact-of-cuts-on-irish-people-with-neurological-conditions (2015-10-30)
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  • 11.3.2014 Living with a neurological condition in Ireland: Launch of Report - New Web Site
    of 600 people with neurological conditions and their families showed that it has become more difficult to access a range of basic services and supports over the past three years Chris Macey Chair of NAI John Dolan Chair of the Disability Federation of Ireland and Alexis Donnelly a person with a neurological condition spoke of the impact on people with neurological conditions and the climate of uncertainty that is facing them The survey provides a key window into the challenge of living with a neurological condition in Ireland in 2014 and the impact of three successive years of health cuts and changes to benefits and entitlements on top of historical underdevelopment of neurological care services Senators Marie Moloney and Jillian Van Turnhout and Deputies Denis Naughten and Caoimhghin O Caolain outlined their committment to neurological issues and to highlighting the findings of the report within Leinster House The report can be downloaded in full here NAI will use the findings to inform its ongoing campaign for better neurological care services and will also highlight the issues raised in advance of the upcoming local elections in May 2014 The NAI would like to thank the 600 individuals who responded to the

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  • 9.3.2014 All set to go for Brain Awareness Week - New Web Site
    Ireland have already got going with events in Dublin and Killarney on Saturday Click here to view the full list of events nationwide You can still book places at the Launch of the Findings of our National Survey Living with a Neurological Condition in Ireland in the Mansion House on Tuesday just e mail Remember you can follow us on Twitter throughout the week nai ireland brainawarenessweek Quick Links About

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  • 6.3.2014 Free Lecture in the Science Gallery for Brain Awareness Week - New Web Site
    Science Gallery Dublin next Thursday 13th March as part of Events for National Brain Awareness Week The event starts at 6 15pm and places are free No need to book but you may want to arrive early The event is sponsored by Novartis For details of how to get to the Science Gallery go to https dublin sciencegallery com find us National Brain Awareness Week takes place from March 10th

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