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Engage 2019 - The 11th International Dementia Conference 1st & 2nd April 2019, Croke Park Dublin

Ireland's largest dementia event!

Featuring expert speakers from Ireland and abroad – showcasing best practice nationwide – an opportunity to network with 300+ peers – large exhibition hall

30+ speakers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Norway and UK

Plenary, Parallel Sessions & Symposia Day 1 – A series of workshops Day 2

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Day 1 presentations include:

Our Story, Kevin Quaid, a person living with dementia, member of the Irish Dementia Working Group, and his wife Helena

Building on strengths and abilities: Update on the National Dementia Post-diagnostic Supports Programme, Dr Emer Begley, Senior Project Manager, National Dementia Office, HSE

Needs, services and support in young onset dementia: Evidence and developments, Prof Marjolein De Vugt, Professor Psychosocial innovations in dementia, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Home-based Memory Rehabilitation Programme: An evidence-based Cognitive Rehabilitation approach for people with early-stage dementia, Mary McGrath, Advanced Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Memory Clinic, Belfast City Hospital

Day 2 presentations include:

“A way of being”: Moving beyond a professional approach to person-centred care, Dr Patricia McParland, Independent Consultant, Board Director, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Adjunct faculty member of the Faculty of Science and Health, Dublin City University

An introduction to Spiritual reminiscence with people who have dementia, Prof Elizabeth MacKinlay, Director, Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia

FLOURISH professional development in arts and dementia 

A workshop for everyone involved in providing and commissioning arts initiatives for people with dementia, Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, Chief Executive, Creative Dementia Arts Network & Clare Carswell, Artist & Art Curator

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