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Who is the programme suitable for?

  • People with dementia
  • family carers
  • peers (with intellectual disability)
  • day service staff
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Homecare Workers
  • Community Volunteers
  • Nursing (Residential)
  • HCA (Residential)
  • Management (Residential)
  • Medical (Residential)
  • Administration (Residential)
  • Housekeeping (Residential) on the various Daughter of Charity Disability Support campus settings

Brief description

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)

Mode of delivery

Face to Face (group and individual)

Where it is available

In all Daughters of Charity sites, in the Dublin, Tipperary and Limerick regions.


None, in-service training

Contact Information

The Memory Clinic, Daughters of Charity Disability Support Service, Dublin.

Evelyn Reilly, Clinical Nurse Specialist – Dementia. Tel: 01-8248658. Email:evelyn.reilly@docservice.ie

Pamela Dunne Clinical Nurse Specialist – Dementia. Tel: 01-8248662.

Email: pamela.dunne@docservice.ie

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