Family News and Events

Family News and Events
A camp of your choosing!

The approaching summer means that children will soon be out of school and itching to make the most of the sunny days. The Kids Guide Summer Fair is designed with this desire in mind, which offers information on a wide selection of more than 50 of the best camps in Dublin metro area and beyond.

Now in its third year, parents and kids alike can learn about different camps offering sports, art, music, kayaking, languages, animals, legos, coding and much more. The event takes place at Trinity College Sports Centre in Trinity College, Dublin, and you can book your child’s place at the camp of your choosing and leave the rest to the organisers.

This is the perfect opportunity for a child to develop a new hobby, and by registering in advance you will also be entered to win exciting and valuable prizes.


The tile time-saver

Family life can be chaotic at times, and because of this busyness it can be very easy to misplace items when distracted. Most people are susceptible to losing their keys or wallet and because there is no electronic device in them for easy detection, it makes items very difficult to find once lost. Tile is a product helping to resolve this problem. It attaches to an important item which can then be tracked and found from a phone app. The Tile looks like a key chain and can be attached to most things. If your Tile is within the 100-foot Bluetooth range, it will play a large tune until you find it. This isn’t just the perfect tool for adults, as it can be added to a child’s teddy bear or favourite possession so that they never lose their special toy again!


Alcohol and early-onset dementia link

Although most of us enjoy an alcoholic beverage at times, new research has found a link between high alcoholic consumption and dementia. The study which was published in Lancet Public Health revealed that of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking. For early-onset dementia, there was a significant gender split. While the overall majority of dementia patients were women, almost two-thirds of all early-onset dementia patients (64.9%) were men.

“The findings indicate that heavy drinking and alcohol use disorders are the most important risk factors for dementia, and especially important for those types of dementia which start before age 65, and which lead to premature deaths,” said study co-author and Director of the CAMH Institute for Mental Health Policy Research Dr Jürgen Rehm.