Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

National Survey of Nursing Homes

A new national survey of 603 Irish nursing homes has been launched by the DSIDC in co-operation with Nursing Homes Ireland.  The aim of this survey is to ascertain what proportion of nursing homes around the country have dementia specific units and where in the country these specialist units are located.

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HIQA Seminar

On November 4th the DSIDC hosted a one day seminar for HIQA inspectors from accros the country.  The event was jointly planned by DSIDC and HIQA staff.  Topics were carefully selected to be of practical relevance to HIQA inspectors and included environmental design, connecting with the person with dementia, new prevalence figures on dementia, quality of life, medication and the challenge of poly-pharmacy in nursing homes. To download papers please click here

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Workshop on Design and Dementia

On 29th October DSIDC in association with TrinityHaus hosted a workshop on the topic of Design and Dementia at the Centre for Universal Design in the National Disability Authority.

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Management and Leadership in Dementia Care

We are now taking bookings for our 1 day workshop Management and Leadership in Dementia Care which will take place on Wednesday 4th December 9.30am to 4.00pm.

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Behaviours that Challenge 2 Day Workshop

We are now taking bookings for our 2 Day Workshop "Behaviours that Challenge" which will take place on Wednesday 13th and 20th November 9.30am to 4.00pm.

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