Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

The HSE Living Well with Dementia Programme

October 2018 calendar of events working towards raising awareness and understanding of Dementia

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Are you caring for a loved one with Dementia ?

"Towards Resilience in Family Caregiving for People with Dementia"  is a research project which brought together numerous family carers of people with dementia and asked them to share their stories and experiences as caregivers and how it has affected their lives.  In collaboration with Family Carers Ireland and The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, Care Alliance Ireland is organising six workshops to help spread the knowledge learned during the project and to also hear from family carers from all over the country.

The research team have developed an online resource to support people caring for someone with dementia and are seeking feedback from a broad range of family carers to promote this resource.  

If you would like to attend one of the workshops please contact Kevin Deegan at

Please click here for project details   Overview of Project      Workshop Details

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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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2017 Annual Report

Our 2017 Annual Report is now available. 

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