One Thursday at the Gallery

National Gallery of Ireland 15th November 2018 On 15th November 2018 the DSIDC and MISA, Creative Life, in association with the National Gallery of Ireland presented “One Thursday at the Gallery”.  The event brought together expert speakers and practitioners who explored the extraordinary impact that the arts can have on the lives of those people … Read more

Memory Clinic Conference 8 “Strategies for Preventing Dementia”

The 8th Annual Memory Clinic Conference took place on Friday 8th June 2018 in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute and was hosted by the DSIDC and Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing. Download a copy of the conference programme The conference explored strategies to prevent dementia and the potential to improve outcomes for the person with … Read more

Supporting the Person with Dementia in Hospital

The St James’s Hospital DemPath project and the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre are proud to announce the launch of ‘Supporting the Person with Dementia in Hospital’  a Handbook for Staff. This short guide has been written to provide practical information and advice to all staff working in clinical settings caring for people who … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

European Foundation Initiative Award for Dementia (EFID)

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Gibb and the DemPath team were the proud recipients of an award for a European Foundation Initiative on Dementia (EFID) for the St James’s Hospital Wayfinding project. The award ceremony took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 15th January 2018.  EFID’s mission is to improve the lives of people … Read more

Report on Developing and Implementing Dementia Policy in Ireland

Professors Eamon O’Shea, Suzanne Cahill and Dr Maria Pierce. The report reflects on the current state of play in relation to dementia in Ireland, covering prevalence, costs, rights, practice and policy for people with dementia.  The report was published by the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia, NUI Galway and launched by Minister … Read more