Rejoicing in the right to be irrational

On Saturday 18th April, I attended a thought-provoking conference on Consent and Capacity- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (La Touche Training). As I drove home after the conference, I found myself reflecting on how fragile life is, and the importance of valuing the moment. In the midst of this process of deep and meaningful self-reflection (well not […]

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Music therapy improves psychological and physical outcomes for cancer patients.

This month, there has been a Cochrane Review published which has indicated potential benefits of both music listening and music therapy for cancer patients. The review found that music interventions may have a positive effect on: anxiety, pain, mood, quality of life, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure.

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Carer’s week, June 14th-20th 2010, Cork based events

Cork based activities have been organised by the following organisations: Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Cork Branch Cork Family Carer’s Forum Carer’s Association West Cork Carer’s Association Ltd. For further information go to: http://www.carersweek.ie/events.htm

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F. A. S. T. campaign is launched to help you recognise the early signs of stroke and act quickly.

From Headway Ireland’s website: The Irish Heart Campaign has just launched its F.A.S.T. campaign, which is designed to help people remember the main warning signs of stroke, and to act by dialling 999. F – Face – has the person’s face fallen on one side? Can they smile? A – Arms – Can they raise […]

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Brain Awareness week, 8th-14th March

For more information about events in your area, go to: http://www.nai.ie/

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The art of good health

Article in the Irish Times following the Vital Signs Conference, a conference on Arts in Healthcare which took place in Dublin last week.  http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2009/1020/1224257052253.html

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Music after a stroke

Stroke Support Limerick are hosting an evening on music after a stroke. Dr Simon Gilbertson, Music Therapist & Lecturer, University of Limerick, will be giving a short talk on the topic. In addition, it will be an opportunity for members of the group which includes people who have had a stroke and their families/care givers, […]

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Alexander Technique Family Open Day at Unitarian Church, Princes St, Cork Sunday 11th October

Alexander Technique Awareness Week runs from the 9th to the 18th of October to raise awareness of the technique internationally. The Irish Society of Alexander Technique Teachers is organising events across Ireland to coincide with this week.  Amongst the events happening around Ireland, Cork Alexander Technique (AT) Teachers will host a Family Open Day at the […]

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How music can promote a Happy Heart

With Happy Heart week coming upon us from 21st to 27th September, we are reminded about the many ways in which we can maintain and improve our cardiovascular health. So how can you use music to promote heart health? Here are some ideas: Listen to your favourite music. Research has shown that listening to music […]

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Music reduces depression in pregnancy

The following article from Irishhealth.com describes research into the effectiveness of listening to music on measures of stress, anxiety and depression in pregnant women.  http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=14383&ss=music%20therapy

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