What’s new in dementia this week





Ireland: General news


1. Public consultation on Home Care now extended to October 2nd 2017.


The Department of Health have opened a public consulation on Home Care in Ireland.

The consultation is being carried out in order to help inform the development of a new statutory scheme and system of regulation for home care services.


For more information and to complete the consultation documents please see http://health.gov.ie/blog/noticeboard/consultation-on-home-care-services/


Closing date for submissions: 6pm on Monday 2nd October 2017.



Ireland: Dementia in the media this week


1. ‘People with dementia need holidays too – and so do their carers





Ireland: Dates for your diary


1. Family Carer Research in Ireland Conference


Care Alliance Ireland’s 2nd biannual Family Carer Research Conference, taking place in collaboration with the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems takes place on Thursday 31st August 2017.


For more information and to register please see https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/family-carer-research-conference-tickets-35590666642





2. Age Action Positive Ageing Week


Age Action’s Positive Ageing Week takes place from Monday September 25th to October 1st 2017.  The event, which is sponsored by Bank of Ireland is celebrating it’s 15th year with it’s theme is ‘Back to the Future’.


To register an event please see https://www.ageaction.ie/positive-ageing-week-register-event


Age Action website: https://www.ageaction.ie

Age Action Life Long Learning and University of the Third Age (U3A) https://www.ageaction.ie/how-we-can-help/lifelong-learning-u3a



3. Dementia Neurodegeneration Network Ireland Conference


Dementia Neurodegeneration Network Ireland’s Conference ‘Conference is 'Building Platforms for Sustainable Research in Dementia and Neurodegeneration’ will take place on November 30th 2017


For more details and updates please see http://www.dementia-neurodegeneration.ie/dnni-conference-30th-november-2017



UK: Dementia in the media this week


1. He's losing his marbles': what not to say to people with dementia




2. ‘Destigmatising dementia in a small Scottish town’




3. ‘Ally Bally Bee book project to help children learn about dementia