Alzheimer’s Disease – and Ways to Avoid it

Why do some people age gracefully, showing only minor and at worst, frustrating cognitive changes, while others show a more severe and disabling memory decline such as that seen in Alzheimer’s disease?

Today, as part of the Limerick Lifelong Festival, I gave a talk on the factors that trigger Alzheimer’s and described  how diet and exercise can help to prevent the disease and promote quality of life.  I will be writing more on this topic in the coming days.

Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

I will be giving a free lecture today, Monday 26th March, to mark the start of the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival.

The title of my talk is “Alzheimer’s Disease – and ways to avoid it”

The talk will take place from 2-4 pm at Limerick’s Downtown Centre.

Check out for directions or call Clodagh  061-233701

About Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival

The Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival is a celebration of Lifelong Learning in the region. It aims to promote Limerick as a centre of Lifelong Learning through a wide variety of enjoyable and informative events, taking place throughout the city and county during Festival week.

I am delighted to be a part of the  Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival again this year, following its successful pilot launch last June. The Festival will take place from Monday 26th March to Sunday April 1st. All events are free.

Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival


It was an honour to kick off proceedings today at the inaugural Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival with a talk on using your brain to beat addiction. The festival which runs until the 19th June focusses on the benefits of lifelong learning, promoting and celebrating learning in all its forms.

Festival Co-ordinator, Yvonne Lane believes that the week-long festivities offers something for everyone and looking through the list of demonstrations, tours, plays, performances, workshops, information sessions and opportunities on the programme listing, I would have to agree!

The Festival Programme is available on or the Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival 2011 Facebook page and if you can attend any of the sessions, I would certainly encourage you to do so.