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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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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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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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