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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Places available on the Foundation in Dementia Care - Wednesday 6th September 2017

The Foundation in Dementia care is a one day workshop designed to provide basic knowledge and understanding of dementia and to facilitate the development of skills in a person centred philosophy of care. This workshop is aimed at health care staff with no prior dementia training.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:
• List the main types of dementia and describe their general characteristics.
• Describe and discuss the implications of a person-centred philosophy of care.
• Understand the importance of life story work and activity-focused care. 

Dates for 2017

8th November

If you would like to attend this one day workshop please click here to complete the booking form

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Places available on the DSIDC Workshop Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care - Wednesday 20th September 2017 - 9.00am to 4.00pm

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 €65.00pp

This course will also take place on Wednesday 20th September 2017

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Download a copy of the DSIDC 2017 Education Programme

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Presentations now Available

Memory Clinic Conference 7

Robert Smith Lecture Theatre - Trinity Sciences Centre - St James's Hospital

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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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