Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a set of symptoms and behaviours that occur when the brain stops working properly. This results in loss of independent function for that person.
Daily brain exercises may help decrease your risk of developing dementia by building cognitive reserve.
This page will help you to find local services in relation to dementia quickly and efficiently.
If you are living with dementia, this section offers some practical advice on living your life to the full.
Within communities people are taking action, big and small steps that make a difference in the everyday lives of people with dementia. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
Businesses or service providers can make a big difference to the quality of life of people with dementia and their families. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
A community champion inspires others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia and their families. Find out how you can become a community champion and the supports available.
How to diminish the risk factors and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
The programmes include an overview of dementia, communication strategies, assessment and diagnosis, person-centred care, psychosocial interventions and quality of life, the environment and palliative care. Peer education supports the person who lives with an individual with dementia, to support them in coping with /understanding their friend’s changing personality, increased level of need/support and declining skills.
Full day training, half day training; pop-uptraining (addressing emerging issues)
Face to Face (group and individual)
In all Daughters of Charity sites, in the Dublin, Tipperary and Limerick regions.
None, in-service training
The Memory Clinic, Daughters of Charity Disability Support Service, Dublin.
Evelyn Reilly, Clinical Nurse Specialist – Dementia. Tel: 01-8248658. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Dunne Clinical Nurse Specialist – Dementia. Tel: 01-8248662.
Freephone our helpline on 1800 341 341
The helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm