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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Articles in Alzheimer's disease

Introduction

(17/10/2014)

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a group of symptoms associated with a decline in the way your brain functions, affecting your memory and the way you behave.

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Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

(16/04/2014)

The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease progress slowly over several years. They are often similar to those of other conditions and may initially be put down to old age.

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Causes of Alzheimer's disease

(16/04/2014)

Alzheimer's disease is caused by parts of the brain wasting away (atrophy), which damages the structure of the brain and how it works.

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Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease

(16/04/2014)

See your GP if you are worried about your memory or think you may have dementia.

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Treating Alzheimer's disease

(16/04/2014)

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, but treatments are available to help delay the condition's development.

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Preventing Alzheimer's disease

(06/01/2015)

As the exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is still unknown, there is no way to prevent the condition.

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'His behaviour began to be a bit odd at times'

(16/04/2014)

Stan Lintern has had Alzheimer's disease for 10 years. He is cared for by his wife Denise, who helped to set up the Maidstone branch of the Alzheimer's Society.

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