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Neurological Alliance of Ireland's 'Brain Matters' Meeting

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland is holding a one-day conference on Tuesday 11th March in the Conrad Hotel Dublin as part of its nationwide activities for Brain Awareness Week 2008.
The title of the conference is “ Neurological Conditions: The Health Care Challenge of the Next Decade”.

Please click on the link to follow to view the programme and to access a registration form Brain Matters Meeting
For further information please contact the Neurological Alliance of Ireland at naiireland@eircom.net

 

Calendar of Irish Events for International Brain Awareness Week March 10th to 16th 2008

Brain Awareness Week is an international event organised in over 69 countries in the world. The Neurological Alliance of Ireland is co-ordinating a series of events to mark the week all over the country. Please click on the locations to follow to find events in each respective area.

Cork      Limerick       Dublin       Waterford       Kildare       Galway        Mayo        Wicklow     Sligo 
Wexford      Tipperary     Cavan      Monaghan     Donegal      Meath       Louth

 

Cork

As part of Brain Awareness Week and to celebrate International Women’s Day, MS Ireland Southern Region and Mid West Region are having a “Day to Celebrate Women with MS” to be held in the Kingsley Hotel, Cork on Saturday 8th March 2008. For further details contact the Southern Regional Office at (091) 430 0001.

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland in association with MS Southern Region will be holding a Neurology Awareness Morning on Tuesday, 11th March 10.30am- 12.30pm. Dr. Brian Sweeney, Consultant Neurologist, Cork University Hospital will speak about the neurology service and gaps in service provision in the Main Auditorium, Cork University Hospital. To reserve a place phone Cliodhna on (086) 327 4285

UCC Faculty of Science Public Lecture Series will be held at 8pm at the Boole Lecture Theatre 4, UCC main campus. Admission is free. Further details from (021) 490 4127 or by email to w.reville@ucc.ie. Lectures of interest for Brain Awareness include:
Thursday, 20th February: “Getting on Your Nerves: Stress on the brain- from disease to drugs.” Prof. John Cryan.
Thursday, 27th February: Alzheimer’s Disease: Progress in understanding a Complex Brain Disorder.” Dr. Cora O Neill.

Brí: The Acquired Brain Injury Association: will hold a coffee and information morning for people with Acquired Brain Injury and their families on Monday, 10th March in Wilton Community Centre. Contact Phil McGowan at (087) 995 5166.

RehabCare Bantry will be organising a coffee morning for clients and families. For more details, check out www.rehab.ie or e mail collette.fox@rehab.ie.

Headway’s exhibition of client’s art to celebrate Brain Awareness Week will run from 18th March until the end of the month in Wilton library. There will also be a presentation of FETAC certificates to Headway clients in Wilton library on 19th March by Kathleen Lynch TD.
Headway will have information stands at Cork University Hospital and Cork Shopping Centres throughout the week

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold the monthly meeting of the Cork City Carer Support Group from 3-4pm on Wednesday, 12th March in Bessboro Day Centre, Blackrock, Cork city. Contact Ursula Collins on (021) 497 2504
The meeting is an opportunity for carers of someone with dementia to meet and access information and practical advice in a welcoming and supportive environment.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will also hold a Public Information Meeting on
Wednesday 12th March from 7-9pm in the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street,
Cork City. This an open meeting to provide information about Alzheimer’s and other
forms of dementia, raise awareness in Cork City and to stimulate interest and support for
the development of local services. Contact Ursula Collins on (021) 497 2504

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Limerick

To mark Brain Awareness Week, The Parkinsons Association will hold a Neurology Information Seminar on Monday 3rd March in the Good Shepherd Day Centre, Pennywell Road, Limerick at 3.30pm. There will be a guest speaker and a team of rehab therapists from the new therapy unit set up recently in Limerick. After a short talk, attendees can enjoy a cup of tea and an opportunity to ask questions. The event is being organised by Mags Richardson, Parkinson Nurse Specialist. For further details contact Pauline Conway at (061) 482481 or Una Anderson Ryan at (087) 251 1156.

Headway’s annual exhibition of art by clients with acquired brain injuries will take place in the Hunt Museum, Limerick on Monday 10th March all through Brain Awareness Week.

Brí Limerick group for people with Acquired Brain Injury and their families will hold an information stand at the Crescent Shopping Centre, Limerick from Thursday 13th March to Saturday 15th March.

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Dublin

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland will host a one-day conference “Neurological Conditions: The Health Care Challenge of the Next Decade” in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday 11th March. Contact Mags Rogers at (01) 872 4120 for further details and to book places.

The NAI will also be holding a Neurological Training Day for staff and volunteers from NAI member groups on Thursday 13th March.

Headway’s day service team will host an exhibition of client’s art during Brain Awareness Week. For further details contact Katrina Waters at (01) 810 2077

Brí will be hosting a coffee and information evening for people with acquired brian injuries and their families in Temple Bar on Wednesday 12th March. Contact Marilena Di Costa at (087) 411 3478

Clinical Nurse Specialists Heather Kevelighan and Marguerite Duggan are holding an information day on Wednesday 12th March in St. Vincent’s Hospital on Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Contact Heather at h.kevlighan@st-vincents.ie for more details.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold the monthly meeting of the Blackrock Carer Support Group at 8pm on Tuesday 11th March in St. Teresa’s Day Care Centre, Temple Hill, Blackrock. Contact Muriel Banks on 1800 341 341
The meeting is an opportunity for carers of someone with dementia to meet and access information and practical advice in a welcoming and supportive environment.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will host the Friday Club on Friday 14th March from 10.30 am – 12.00pm in Rathfarnham Parish Centre, Willbrook Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. This is a social gathering for half a day once a week where people living with dementia can drop in to chat, access information and support, meet other people as well as to exchange ideas and experiences. The Clubs also plan activities and organise outings. Contact Margaret Whitehead on (01) 492 6052 / 50

The Huntington’s Association of Ireland will have a support meeting for people with
Huntington’s disease and their families on Saturday, 15th March in Dublin. For more
Details contact Patricia at (01) 872 1310.

Aware will hold their monthly lecture at 7.15pm on Wednesday, 12th March at the Swift Centre, St. Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin. The title is “Depression and Addiction: A Complex Interaction” and the speaker is Dr Conor Farren, Consultant Psychiatrist at St. Patrick’s Hospital. For more details e mail Sandra Hogan at sandra.hogan@aware.ie.

MS Ireland North Dublin Region will hold an aqua exercise activity on Monday 10th March for people with multiple sclerosis. Contact Sean at (01) 256 9585.

The Irish Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus are holding an information morning on Thursday 12th March for their “Looking Ahead” support group which supports parents of children with Hydrocephalus. The information day is aimed at parents of pre-school children as well as parents of children currently attending mainstream school. For further details please contact the National Office at (01) 457 2329.

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Waterford

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland in association with local NAI member groups (Ms Ireland, Headway, Muscular Dystrophy and Brainwave) will be hosting a Neurology Awareness Morning on Wednesday, 12th March from 10.30am- 12.30pm in the Tower Hotel, Waterford. Dr. Paul Crowley, Consultant Neurologist, Waterford Regional Hospital will speak about the new neurology service and gaps in service. Other local health professionals will also make presentations on the day. To reserve a place phone Cliodhna on (086) 327 4285.

Day trips for people with Acquired Brain Injury will take place on Thursday, 6th and Friday 7th March. Clients will be going on day trips to Cork for bowling in Perks Amusement Arcade & to Wexford for lunch in the Silver Fox Seafood restaurant and a visit to Johnstown Castle. Funded by the National Lottery. Contact Cliodhna at (087) 936 1998. This is a joint event between Headway and the Peter Bradley Foundation.

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Kildare

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will host the Monday Club on Monday 10th March
from 10.30am to 12pm in the Alzheimer Resource Centre, McAuley Court, Woodstock
North, Athy. This is a social gathering for half a day once a week where people living
with dementia can drop in to chat, access information and support, meet other people as
well as to exchange ideas and experiences. The Clubs also plan activities and organise
outings. Contact Mary Bolger on (059) 863 2906

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Galway

A number of organisations involved in supporting clients with Acquired Brain Injury will be hosting an event in Galway for Brain Awareness Week. Check the NAI website for updated details.

Quest Acquired Brain Injury services in Galway will hold an Arts Exhibition and a Public Information Session on Brain Injury Awareness. They will also be holding a Family Education Workshop for families of clients currently with their services in the Quest offices in Galway. The service will also be organising distribution of information packs to GP s and local health professionals and targeting local newspaper and radio promoting awareness of Acquired Brain Injury. For more details check www.rehab.ie or e mail collette.fox@rehab.ie.

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold the monthly meeting of the Galway Carer Support Group at 8pm on Friday 14th March in the offices of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Envision House, Flood Street, Galway. Contact Maureen Mannion at (091) 561 556. The meeting is an opportunity for carers of someone with dementia to meet and access information and practical advice in a welcoming and supportive environment.

The Alzheimer Society in Galway will also hold a Student Fundraising event on Friday 14th March. NUI Alive Programme students from Galway University will be holding a Live Aid music fundraising event in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Galway Services. Contact Maureen Mannion on (091) 561 556

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Mayo

The Huntington’s Association of Ireland will have a support meeting for people with
Huntington’s disease and their families on Saturday, 8th March in Castlebar. For more
Details contact Patricia at (01) 872 1310.

RehabCare will be organising a Public Information Session on Acquired Brain Injury in
Castlebar as part of their activities to promote Brain Awareness Week. They will also be
targeting local newspaper and radio as well as arranging for Information Packs to be
distributed to local GP’s and health professionals. For more information, check
www.rehab.ie or e mail collette.fox@rehab.ie.

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Wicklow

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will host the Monday Club on Monday 10th March
from 10.30am to 12pm in St. Peter’s Church, Chappel Lane, Little Bray, Co. Wicklow.
This is a social gathering for half a day once a week where people living
with dementia can drop in to chat, access information and support, meet other people as
well as to exchange ideas and experiences. The Clubs also plan activities and organise
outings. Contact Adrienne McAvenue on (01) 492 6052 / 50

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Sligo

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland in association with Brainwave: The Irish Epilepsy Association will be organising a Neurology Information Seminar in Sligo on Monday, 10th March. Dr Kevin Murphy, recently appointed Consultant Neurologist to the North West will make a presentation on neurology service needs in the region and the Peter Bradley Foundation will present on their services. For more information check the NAI website or contact Agnes Mooney of Brainwave: The Irish Epilepsy Association at donegal.brainwave@epilepsy.ie.

RehabCare will be organising a Public Information Session on Acquired Brain Injury in Sligo as part of their activities to promote Brain Awareness Week.
For more information, check www.rehab.ie or e mail collette.fox@rehab.ie.

The Peter Bradley Association will be holding a coffee and information morning for people with acquired brain injury and family/friends during Brain Awareness Week. This is a social opportunity where people can drop in to have a chat, meet with others in a similar situation, access information and make new friends. For more details contact Joanne Kilfeather on (071) 915 3472.

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Wexford

Brí will be holding a coffee and information morning for people with acquired brain injury and their families on Wednesday, 12th March. Contact Tony and Catherine Aspel at (087) 768 4431

A bowling outing for people with Acquired Brain Injury & their families will take place in Wexford on Monday 10th March. This will take place from 7 – 9 pm and is hosted by Headway & the Peter Bradley Foundation. Lanes sponsored by Leisuremax, Wexford. To book a place contact Cliodhna at (087) 936 1998 or Kate at (062) 64544.

Cairde – This 6 week social support project run by Headway & the Peter Bradley Foundation, for people with Acquired Brain Injuries in Wexford, will conclude on Thursday, 13th March. The project consists of introducing people to creative activities such as photography, film-making and dance. For details, contact Cliodhna on (087) 936 1998 or Mary on (086)384 6027.

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Tipperary

A client of Headway and the Information & Education Officer in the South East will deliver a talk to a secondary school in South Tipperary on Friday 14th March on the effects of Acquired Brain Injury and prevention of injuries. For details, contact Cliodhna on (087)936 1998

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will hold the monthly meeting of the Thurles Carer Support Group at 8pm on Thursday 6th March in the Day Centre, Thurles. The meeting is an opportunity for carers of someone with dementia to meet and access information and practical advice in a welcoming and supportive environment. Contact Jennifer Woods on 086 809 6039.

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Cavan

Brí will be holding a coffee and information morning for people with acquired brain injury and their families on Wednesday, 12th March. Contact Sheila Courtney at (049) 854 7214 or Cathleen Brennan (087) 2659 566

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Monaghan

Brí will be holding a coffee and information morning for people with acquired brain injury and their families on Monday, 10th March. Contact Sheila Courtney at (049) 854 7214 or Cathleen Brennan (087) 2659 566

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Donegal

Bri will be holding a coffee and information morning for people with acquired brain injury and their families on Tuesday, 11th March. Contact Paul Barrett at (087) 131 5600

The Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association will be holding a multidisciplinary awareness/training for health professionals in Letterkenny General Hospital on Monday, 10th March. Contact Sandra Campbell at sandrapspni@hotmail.com.

The Peter Bradley Association will be holding a coffee and information morning for people with acquired brain injury and family/friends during Brain Awareness Week. This is a social opportunity where people can drop in to have a chat, meet with others in a similar situation, access information and make new friends. For more details contact Tina Doogan at (074) 917 6902

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Meath

Brí will be holding a coffee and information morning for people with acquired brain injury and their families on Tuesday, 11th March. Contact Sheila Courtney at (049) 854 7214 or Cathleen Brennan (087) 265 9566

RehabCare in Dunboyne will be holding an open day in their centre, inviting members of the public to come to the centre and have service users talk about their experiences of Acquired Brain Injury. Posters will also be displayed in the centre. For more information check www.rehab.ie or e mail collette.fox@rehab.ie.

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Louth

Brí will be holding a coffee and information morning for people with acquired brain injury and their families on Tuesday, 11th March. Contact Sheila Courtney at (049) 854 7214 or Cathleen Brennan (087) 265 9566

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