Alzheimer Europe Conference in Malta

Hello, we would also like to update that on the 11th & 12th of October 2013 Heather Gately founder of D.R.E.A.M attended the Alzheimer Europe Conference in Malta where she attended numerous workshops and research lectures over the two days. Associations, healthcare professionals and academics from all over Europe came together to share their knowledge on how to ‘Live well with Dementia’. Heather brought back with her a wealth of information that we will share with our D.R.E.A.M members and also post links to the website and Facebook so keep a look out.

Heather also met up with members of the Scottish Dementia working group and also with our friend Agnes Huston who has been a huge inspiration to D.R.E.A.M and it’s members. Hopefully in 2014 we will be able to bring a member of the Scottish Dementia Working Group to talk to our D.R.E.A.M members and swap some success stories.

To meet members from Dementia working groups from around Europe was a true inspiration, to hear their stories and how they live well with the disease and also hear how they have changed their society to empower and enable them to live in their communities and remain active. We at D.R.E.A.M believe that here in Ireland we can follow in their footsteps and create a better future for people living with Dementia.

At the conference we heard a lot of talk about the benefits of coconut oil. On reading more about this on our return some researchers say the ketones found in coconut oil have slowed the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in some people. Below I have included some links that you might find as good reading around the benefits of coconut oil:


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