Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

Dementia in the News Weekly Bulletin

We are delighted to publish our weekly news bulletin which highlights interesting articles which have appeared in the media over the last week:

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Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: A Practical Home Guide to Daily Living for Family Members

This booklet has been written to provide practical information and advice to family members supporting a relative at home diagnosed with a dementia or a cognitive impairment.  It aims to help them to cope with the day to day choices and dilemmas they often face.The booklet contains simple suggestions about adaptations that can be made which may make life at home easier and safer for the person diagnosed with dementia or a cognitive impairment.

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The Brain, Brain Health and Dementia: A Short Guide

We are delighted to announce the recent publication of The Brain, Brain Health and Dementia - A Short Guide.  This dementia awareness booklet  provides an opportunity for young people to learn about the brain, memory, brain health and dementia.

By providing young people with the opportunity to learn about dementia we are not only contributing to building a dementia friendly generation, we are also supporting the wider aim of building dementia friendly communities in Ireland.

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DSIDC Workshop Lifestory and Activity in Dementia Care - 2 Days

Wednesday 17th May and 14th June 2017 - 9.00am to 4.00pm

This two day workshop will give participants the knowledge to develop the skills to record life stories and design activities.  On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:


• Relate the importance of life story work and activities to quality of life
• Describe various ways of collecting life story information
• Explore the use of various types of activities
• Design and present an activity for a person with a dementia
• Debate the relevant ethical issues

Cost: €130.00

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Dementia in Ireland - 9th International Dementia Conference 15th & 16th May 2017

Sonas apc will host their international dementia conference, Dementia in Ireland: Building Knowledge, Leadership and Communities, in the Citywest Hotel Dublin.  Key speakers at the conference include Professor Richard Fleming, Professor Eamon O'Shea, Dr Tony Foley, Agnes Huston and Benedicte Sorensen Storm.

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