Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

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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Irish Examiner Article on Explaining Dementia to Children

Helen O'Callaghan recently interviewed Professor Suzanne Cahill and Dearbhla O'Caheny, from the DSIDC, on the issue of explaining dementia to children.  Helen proposes the fact that children need to be told if a relative is suffering from dementia so that they can understand the changes in behaviour.  Click here to read the full article in the Irish Examiner

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2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual Report is now available. 

Please click here if you would like to download a copy

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We are now taking bookings for our 2017 Education Programme 

2017 Education Programme Schedule

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Integrated Pathways of Dementia Care in Action

HSE and Genio Dementia Briefing 14th December 2016

This half-day meeting, held in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin aimed to highlight the progress and pitfalls to date of the three Genio funded hospital projects. The three hospital sites - St James's Hospital (Dublin), Mercy University Hospital (Cork) and Connolly Hospital (Dublin) - have been charged with "developing integrated care pathways for people living with dementia to support planned and appropriate access to acute services and to improve their experience while in hospital."


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