We are delighted to have Ms Catherine Moran as part of our Deep Brain Stimulation team here at The DNI.
A father-of-two who has Parkinson’s disease says his life has been transformed by a dog trained to help him with mobility and stability. Duncan Hughes, from Dublin, partnered with Leon, a black labrador, just over six months ago. The pilot project by the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Hospital is a first for Ireland and possibly the world.
Read this thought provoking and evocative article by Michel Planquart on the personal and professional impact of a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis and how it changed his life.
Please watch this video and hear Mary’s remarkable story after she was admitted to the Mater Hospital following the birth of quads, the difficult times she endured and her appreciation of how important patient services like the DNI are.
Listen to a NewsTalk Podcast on Detective Sergeant Tony Brady, who was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition in his forties, where he describes the critical medical treatment he received from Professor Tim Lynch, Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater University Hospital and others in the Neurological and Rehab Teams.
Gareth O’Callaghan is an Irish author as well as a former radio and television presenter. Gareth retired from radio in August 2018 after being diagnosed with the neurodegenerative illness multiple system atrophy (MSA) a rare, progressive and incurable disease (less than 3,500 people are at this time thought to be enduring the condition in the whole of Ireland and the UK), Gareth is under the care of Prof. Tim Lynch (Clinical Director & Consultant Neurologist) and the staff at the Dublin Neurological Institute and he recently posted a powerful and thought provoking article on his Facebook page about his experiences and the quality of care he receives from Prof. Lynch and the team. We reproduce the post here to aid understanding of the important and critical work that the Institute carries out from a patient’s perspective.
If you’d like to understand the critical work we undertake at the Dublin Neurological Institute please take the time to view the video below by Ronan McGreevy, Journalist & Videographer while working on an in-depth behind the scenes look at the DNI for the Irish Times Family and Health supplement. Meet some of the patients we treat and support and understand the objectives of the Institute and the challenges we face as explained by Clinical Director Prof. Tim Lynch.