Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

Teach your Students about Dementia with our new Resource for Schools

As part of the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre's dementia awareness and educational programme for secondary schools, we have recently published a dementia resource manual for teachers and a workbook for students called The Brain - from the Fantastic to the Forgetful.

The teaching resource can be integrated into Junior Cycle subjects Social, Political and Health Education (SPHE), Civic Social and Political Education (CSPE), Science and Wellbeing in Junior Cycle.  The resource will help to support students in each of the six indicators for wellbeing as set out in the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NCCA) Guidelines for Wellbeing in Junior Cycle.  It is also possible to integrate the resource into Transition Year Science or other relevant subjects and Transition Year Units (TU).

The resource manual covers:

Growing Older

The Brain

Brain Health

What is Dementia?

Perceptions of Dementia

Teaching resources, ideas for classroom discussions and action projects, workbook activities and links to extra reading are included in both the manual and the workbook.


To order your copy of these resources please contact Dearbhla O'Caheny on 01 4162105 or