Parkinson’s regeneration specialist Karl Sterling will give his first training workshop in Ireland on November 9th from 3pm to 8pm at the Bonnington Hotel, Swords Road, Dublin 9. Sterling cites compelling data that exercise is one of the best ways of managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. “Studies show that regular exercise can improve gait, grip, balance, stability, strength, and motor control,” he says.
The workshop is aimed at physiotherapists, physical therapists, voice, movement or trauma therapists and fitness instructors. It costs ¤99.90 for professionals and ¤69.90 for carers/partners of people with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s Ireland will receive 20 per cent of all profits. See smovey health.com for more details.
A free patient forum on Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) will be held in the MDS centre in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, on Friday, November 17th from 10am to 4pm. Organised by MDS UK Patient Support Group and MDS Support Group for Ireland and Northern Ireland, the event will include talks by medical experts on this bone marrow disease and informal discussions with patients and their families.
Details from MDS UK on 020-77337558 or admin1@ mdspatientsupport.org.uk. See also mdspatientsupport.org.uk and mdsireland.com.
Yoga teacher Geraldine O’Neill will host a course in the Wild Atlantic Way yoga centre in Kinsale, Co Cork, November 10th-12th. Aimed at those who find the build up to Christmas stressful, the weekend workshop is modelled on the Danish concept of hygge and will feature good food and relaxation as well as yoga. For details, see wildatlanticwayyoga.com.
Who am I and where do I belong? These are the questions that will be addressed at a conference organised by the International Adoption Association (IAA) on Saturday, November 18th from 10am-4.30pm at the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport. Speakers will include Dr Geoffrey Shannon, chairman of the Adoption Authority of Ireland; playwright and actor Noelle Brown; and psychotherapists Enda Murphy and Nessa Muller. Tickets for IAA members are ¤45, or ¤75 for two, and ¤90 for nonmembers. Book online at iaaireland.org, call 01-4992206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understandtogether.ie is a new website about dementia. It lists county by county dementia supports and services as well as training materials for carers and public and private organisations.
“We want to open up conversations about dementia in homes,
workplaces and communities to increase understanding and reduce the isolation that people with the condition frequently experience,” said Minister for Health Simon Harris at its launch. “Each of us can play our part by maintaining friendships and including people in our shared community life,” he added.
The campaign is part of the Dementia: Understand Together initiative, which is led by the HSE with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Genio.
A Wild Atlantic Way yoga weekend workshop is modelled on the Danish concept of hygge