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2021-11-16
Recommended CPD Courses

We have recently added few
CPD courses and will be adding
more constanly!

Check our 'CPD Courses'
section regularly for updates
to find the one you wish to learn!

"Learning is a treasure that will
follow its owner everywhere"

2021-11-15
Recommended OBUS CPD Training

Dear Members,
Just a reminder to look up
OBUS SCHOOL for
their range of CPD training.
All courses now are face-to-face
and hands-on!
More Details >>HERE>>

Highly Recommended!

2021-11-01
FINDING A REFLEXOLOGIST

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for our live-website listing.

All listed therapists are highly
trained and fully insured.

If you have a private health
insurance
you may be able
to claim back part of the fee paid!

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Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease, named after Alois Alzheimer a German Neuropathologist in 1906. It is an age related memory loss condition which may and hopefully may not affect some of us. It is caused by degeneration of the brain cells and impairs the cognitive skills of the individual and in time has an undesirable effect on the emotions sense of security of the client. Naturally this causes personality changes. This deterioration has a devastating effect on family and carers. It is difficult to know or understand what changes actually occur for the sufferer. Lack of ability to communicate with the patient, or the patient to communicate is frustrating and devastating. As a consequence it is difficult for family and carers to adapt to the condition. There is also a total dependence of the client on others for their daily personal needs.
Jane Kirby, London states that in the next 20 years the number of people with dementia is expected to increase by 40% in Europe. Marc Wortmann executive director of ADI (Alzheimer's Disease International) said "The Crisis of dementia and Alzheimer's can no longer be ignored." It is suggested that anyone who feels they may be suffering from this condition should get an immediate diagnosis.
Research into this disease is on-going worldwide. The Neuroscience faculty in Trinity College Dublin are also conducting their research. I volunteered to help in their research early this year. The research was not about me, but about the outcome of my cognitive skills and responses in my age group. I have agreed to be a volunteer in ongoing research.
There are many suggestions as to the cause of Alzheimer's disease. Diet/nutrition > Delayed Shock > Lack of the hormone Acetylcholine > Protein plaque> and Genetic. Despite the research, there does not seem to be any specific conclusion. This in itself is extremely worrying for all of us, and for the future generations.
I am giving Reflexology treatments to two Alzheimer clients in Limerick's carer support day care facility in Garryowen. I don't know what difference if any, my treatments are making. Only that the clients seem to be happy and more relaxed after the treatments.
If there is a centre in your area, or someone you know with Alzheimer's would you be willing to give Reflexology treatments to them? If the treatments did prove to bring some benefit, perhaps it could be anecdotal evidence into advancing research. This evidence could be submitted to our research panel.

Aileen O'Connor, MNRRI, MIRI

 

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