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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World Alzheimer's Month

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. 

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We are now taking bookings for our 2019 Education Programme 

Our Education Programme for 2019 begins with our Foundation in Dementia Care on Wednesday 20th February

2019 Education Programme Schedule

Booking Form

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Dementia Friendly Hospital Guidelines from a Universal Design Approach

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.

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Places available on the DSIDC Workshop Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care - Wednesday 17th October 2018 - 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

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