Watch: CareBright ‘Living well with dementia’ event

first_imgCAREBRIGHT hosted a ‘Living well with dementia’ event on Wednesday, November 7 at the CareBright Community in Bruff, Co Limerick.The evening included guest speakers Kathy Ryan, Kevin and Helena Quaid, and Nisha Joy of CareBright.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The speakers addressed topics such as living with dementia, how it can impact those living with dementia, as well as the wider family.One of the main topics touched on all members of the panel on the evening was addressing the stigma which surrounds dementia in our society.Kathy Ryan and Kevin Quaid are advocates for people living with dementia, while Kevin’s wife, Helena, gave an insight into what impact it can have in the role of a carer and family member.On the evening, Nisha Joy, Person in Charge and Carebright’s Dementia Village, told those present at the event, the story of CareBright so far and the affect facilities such as the one in Bruff can have one people and families living with dementia. Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleNa Piarsaigh and Limerick set for live television coverageNext articleWatch: Fidget feet flying high for 20 years Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsHealthVideoWatch: CareBright ‘Living well with dementia’ eventBy Cian Reinhardt – November 13, 2018 2242 TAGShealthNewsvideo WhatsAppcenter_img Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Facebook Twitter Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (37756)

first_imgThe University of Florida Department of Medicine is seekingphysician applicants for a full-time clinical position within theDivision of General Internal Medicine. The successful candidatewill practice as part of an academic group practice caring for apersonal panel of patients as well as teaching and supervisingmedical students and residents in both ambulatory and inpatientsettings. There is a significant emphasis on academic careerdevelopment within the division with a strong record of developmentin medical education scholarship and collaborative research.The Division of General Internal Medicine is comprised of 40faculty members and advanced practitioners who together providecomprehensive adult care at over 50,000 ambulatory visits and10,000 hospital encounters annually. The Division manages three,modern and highly resourced outpatient practices located inGainesville, Florida. Each practice is linked to the sameelectronic health record system as our hospitals and a highlyregarded ambulatory care scribe program is offered for all faculty.The Division is known for an innovative faculty development programwhich prioritizes faculty retention, well-being and advancement inacademic medicine. We pride ourselves on being family oriented andleadership in promotion institutional faculty wellnessinitiatives.The Department of Medicine is a national leader in multiplesubspecialty areas. UF Health is one of the Southeast’s mostcomprehensive academic health centers and includes UF HealthShands, a 1000-bed quaternary referral hospital which ranks amongthe top 50-hospitals in the US News & World Report Survey in 7adult specialties. The University of Florida Health Science Centerhas a unique constellation of six health colleges and nine-centersand institutes all located on a single campus. The University ofFlorida is a Top 10 public research university and includessubstantial resources to support teaching, research, andcollaboration. The University of Florida Health Science Centerfeatures one of only 2 Clinical Translational Science Institute(CTSI) hubs in the state of Florida. The CTSI features a Trainingand Research Academy for Clinical and Translational Science forearly career faculty seeking to develop research skills and pursuecareers as clinical investigators.The Gainesville, Florida region has an inexpensive cost of living,nationally ranked public middle and high schools, and superbweather with multiple year-round recreational opportunitiesincluding biking, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and cave diving.Pristine wilderness areas, coastal communities, famous theme parks,and other attractions are within a short driving distance.Gainesville Regional Airport provides non-stop service to threemajor international air travel hubs.Requisite attributes include a commitment to service, a strongsense of teamwork and a desire to train tomorrow’s doctors.Applicants must be board-certified or board eligible and eligiblefor a Florida Medical License. Annual salary is negotiable andcommensurate with experience and education.Applicants should have a record of distinguished accomplishmentsand proficiency in clinical duties, administration, and clinicalinvestigation to include mentoring new physicians, fostering aprogressive and dynamic work environment, and promoting teachingand research.Applicants must be board-certified or board eligible and eligiblefor a Florida Medical LicenseThis position was originally posted under requisition #507001.Previous applicants are still being considered and need notre-apply.Please attach curriculum vitae and three letters ofrecommendation.Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript tothe hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff.This position has been re-posted. Current applicants are stillunder consideration and need not reapply.The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

GDP grew by almost 1%

first_imgThe economy grew by 0.8% in the third quarter, according to provisional GDP figures.According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the increase in GDP followed growth of 0.7% in Q2. Output increased by 1.4% in agriculture, 0.5% in production, 2.5% in construction, and 0.7% in services.This is the third successive period of growth, and the best performance since the Q2 2010.The ONS said that in Q3 2013 GDP was estimated to be 2.5% below the peak in Q1 2008. From peak to trough in 2009, the economy shrank by 7.2%.GDP has been reported as 1.5% higher in Q3 2013 compared with the same quarter a year ago.George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, tweeted earlier today that 0.8% growth “shows that Britain’s hard work is paying off and the country is on the path to prosperity”.last_img read more

SMACKING LAW FAIL: NZ’s shocking child abuse statistics

first_imgStuff 2 June 2015A child is admitted to a New Zealand hospital every second day with injuries arising from either assault, neglect or maltreatment, research says.Nearly half of them are aged under five.The figures, which are likely under reported, are contained in a 2012 report prepared for the Ministry of Health by the NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service.Officials say child abuse remains a significant problem in New Zealand and a series of changes have been made to try and prevent it from occurring.They say that there is now a greater emphasis on identifying at risk families before a child is born and putting support measures in place to help them cope.However, much of the responsibility lies with the public who need to report any warning signs before they escalate.“It’s very hard for outside agencies to pick up on these things. Close family won’t even know what’s going on,” Detective Inspector Tom Fitzgerald said.“It’s about having the guts . . . to front people who aren’t coping and making sure we’re all responsible for looking after these kids.”According to the report, which was cited by Children’s Commissioner Russell Wills, 843 children aged 0-14, were admitted to hospital from 2007 to 2011 with injuries arising from either assault, neglect or maltreatment.Their injuries ranged from serious head trauma to broken legs.Wills said the statistics were likely under reported because national guidelines meant officials had to be certain of an assault before it could be recorded.Attitudes about violence towards women and children had to change, he said. read more

USC notches impressive conference-opening win

first_imgFacing top-10 ranked Hawai’i, the No. 2 USC women’s water polo team knew that a win wouldn’t come easily, but 32 minutes later the Women of Troy exited McDonald’s Swim Stadium with a 14-7 win.The win marked USC’s first in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play, as senior two-meter Kami Craig led the team with four goals, powering a scoring barrage that saw nine different players record at fewest one goal.“We knew we had to come out with a lot of energy in this game,” Craig said. “We wanted to switch the momentum and gain some confidence heading into the Irvine tournament this weekend. So it was just a continuous battle throughout the game, and we eventually caught up with Hawai’i in the third quarter.”USC (7-1, 1-0) got off to a sluggish start once again, as they failed to get on the scoreboard until midway through the opening period before eventually tallying six first-half goals to give the Women of Troy a three-goal halftime lead.The third quarter, however, marked a strong momentum shift for the Women of Troy, as they recorded five goals to put themselves in the driver’s seat. Craig tallied three goals in the period to reach 128 career goals, taking over as USC’s 10th all-time leading scorer.But Craig wasn’t the only one who got in a rhythm offensively in the second half. Sophomore drivers also tallied three goals to help put the team in a comfortable position. The offensive display made it incredibly tough on a Hawai’i team that grew tired as the game wore on.“Hawai’i got tired because we played a physical defense and were able to push it quite a bit,” said USC head coach Jovan Vavic. “It was tough on them because they don’t have a deep team. We were able to play more players and that made a difference.”That type of aggressive defense, which jumpstarted USC’s offense and made it incredibly difficult on the Rainbow Wahine (5-5, 0-2) offense, was even more stifling than in weeks past. Even a normally pessimistic Vavic took note of the team’s improved play.“We’re definitely doing a better job defensively,” Vavic said. “I think overall, our defense is picking up. Defense is all about attitude. Anybody can play defense. You just need to be focused to play.”With an impressive victory in hand, USC now heads south to participate in the challenging UC Irvine Invitational this weekend. On Saturday, the Women of Troy will open group play against Long Beach State, a team they already defeated 13-3 in their season opener earlier this month.“We’re excited to learn from our last mistakes from the last tournament,” Craig said. “We have a whole new attitude now and a little burning desire to get revenge.”last_img read more

Thurston County Fair Offers Five Days of Fun

first_imgFacebook67Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe Thurston County Fair is better than ever with fabulous food, dizzying rides, arts and crafts, model railroads and children showing their animals in hopes of qualifying for state. Experience it July 31 through August 4.Port of Olympia is proud to again be a partner in the Fair. Stop by the Port booth to receive a souvenir and information.Battle of the Bands will take place on the Expo Stage. Elimination rounds occur on Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2. Final Battle will be held on Saturday, August 3.​This year KACS is bringing a “double feature” concert to the fair on Sunday, August 4.  Two headliners will perform, Land of Living Color and Bryan Duncan will take the stage at 4 p.m.Admission hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Daily parking is $5.Fair tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Ticket specials include:·        One-Buck Wednesday, July 31: Admission is $1.00 with a non-perishable donation for the Thurston County Food Bank.·        Kid’s Day, Thursday, August 1: Kids 14 and under pay only $2 admission.·        Military Appreciation Day, Friday, August 2: Show military ID and pay only $2.Arm bands for Carnival rides are good Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Arm bands can be purchased in three ways:·        Purchase by Tuesday, July 30, at the Fair office – $27.·        Bring a buddy at time of purchase on Buddy Day, Thursday, August 1, to buy one Arm Band and get the second one for free – $30 total.·        Purchase at the Carnival during Fair Week – $32.For more information visit the Thurston County Fair website.last_img read more