Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

Education Centre

We are delighted to announce that the DSIDC’s new Education Centre is now open we are located on the sixth floor of the MISA Building.   All health service professionals and anyone with an interest in dementia keen to upskill and improve their knowledge base are welcome to visit and use the facilities free of charge. The new layout has been carefully designed to encourage interactive learning and to provide opportunities for small group tutorials and discussions. The setting is peaceful and conducive to reflection and critical thinking.


Our Education Centre provides a wealth of rich materials aimed at improving an understanding of all aspects of dementia. In particular, it aims to meet the learning needs of clinicians, practitioners and researchers.   We have a wide range of books and reports focussing on practice, policy, research and clinical issues relating to dementia. In addition we have audio visual facilities, examples of assistive technologies and a selection of local and international journals, some of which can be accessed electronically. The Education Centre also has a number of computers with internet access. 


Unfortunately, educational resources at the Centre cannot be accessed from outside. Most of the journal materials held in the Centre date back to 1999 when our first library was established.  However some of the journals available electronically enable the user to peruse abstracts which date back to earlier issues.


The Education Centre is for reference purposes only and books and journals cannot be taken out on loan.  If you would like to visit the Centre please contact us at dsidc@stjames.ie or call 01 4162035 to arrange an appointment.  The facility is open from 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.