September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to organise advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks and fund-raising days. The impact of this campaign is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global issue.
DemPath and Creative life, MISA have partnered together over 3 days to campaign around health, greater awareness, creative performances, participation, appreciation and creative thinking to highlight World Alzheimer’s Month.Read More
The document provides detailed guidance in relation to dementia specific design issues and the Universal Design of acute hospitals in Ireland.
The Principal Investigator for this research was Prof. Desmond O’Neill (TCD and Tallaght Hospital) and the research and guidelines were completed by TrinityHaus, TCD and Tallaght Hospital, in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority, Health Services Executive Estates, Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, Irish Dementia Working Group, O’Connell Mahon Architects, the National Dementia Office, the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre, St. James's Hospital, Mercy University Hospital Cork, and Connolly Hospital Dublin.Read More
This one day workshop provides students with a structured approach to meeting the needs of the person with behaviours which staff may find challenging.
On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
• Discuss the concept of behaviours that challenge.
• Develop a structured approach to manage such behaviours.
• Relate how the social psychology of the care environment impacts on the quality of life of the person with dementia.
The workshop will take place in the DSIDC, 6th Floor, Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing, St James's Hospital.
Registration Fee €65.00ppRead More