Book of the Month

This month the DSiDC Team have reviewed “Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment” (MCI) by Mary Jordan If you would like to read the review please click here

InspireD-Reminiscence app for people Living with Dementia

The InspireD app enables people living with dementia and their carers to create a digital memory book that stores personal photographs, sounds and videos.  Users can then peruse these and in doing so, share memories about past experiences and important life events.  Users can also add typed or voice notes about photographs, sounds and film clips so that family, friends … Read more

Covid-19 Vaccine Visual Aid for People with Dementia

The DSiDC have developed a visual aid to help explain the Covid-19 vaccination process to people with dementia.  If you would like to download a copy of the document please click here Additional resources have been developed to support the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in conjunction with official HSE guidance on COVID-19 these can be viewed … Read more

Art & Ageing Spring Programme at IMMA

In partnership with Creative Ireland, IMMA is pleased to announce their new arts programme for older people.  The programme offers a variety of engaging creative events, workshops and resources and delivers a range of free inclusive arts based activities as part of an effort to counteract the social side effects of the pandemic. The programme … Read more

Helpful resources that may help with social isolation during COVID-19

If you are at home caring for a person living with dementia and are experiencing less social contact we have prepared a collection of resources which we hope you will find helpful during these times of uncertainty Weekly Activity Planner for people with dementia and their carers Updated Weekly Activity Planner please download here   … Read more

New Fact Sheets for Family Members and Carers of People Living with Dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the DSiDC have developed five new fact sheets to help people living with dementia and their family carers to manage some of the difficult situations they may experience.  The fact sheets address issues such as sleep, hallucinations, agitation, frustration, intimate relationships and general changes people may encounter when living with dementia.

If you would like a copy of these fact sheets you can download a copy from our publications section on this website or call 1800 341 341

Publications

 

Evaluation of the Framework for Dementia: Understand Together in Communities (2020)

The Dementia: Understand Together Campaign aims to raise awareness and increase people’s understanding of dementia and is one of six priority areas outlined in the National Dementia Strategy published in 2014 by the Department of Health. Findings from this evaluation report provide important guidance on the next steps for the campaign; how we can build and grow this … Read more

Education Programme 2020

Our in-house Education Programme for 2020 is currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions.  The situation is reviewed on a regular basis and in-house education will restart as soon as it is safe to do so.  Keep up to date with the current situation here on the website. Education Programme 2020  

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to organise advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks and fundraising days.  The impact of this campaign is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global issue. … Read more