9th International Dementia Conference

    Conference Presentations


    Main Speakers

    Think Dementia – Think Sensory – Agnes Houston

    When Sparks Fly – A New Approach in an Old System – Prof Kate Irving

    Research Priorities for Dementia in Ireland – Prof Eamon O’Shea

    Are We There Yet? The Road to Enhanced Dementia Care in the Community – Dr Tony Foley

    Sonas Programme – Our Experience – Catríona O’Connor

    Effect of the Sonas Programme on Communication: Research Findings – Benedicte Sørensen Strøm

    Dementia and Design: Principles, Practices and the Australian Experience – Prof Richard Fleming

    Understand Together: Awareness and Social Change – Emer Begley


    Parallel Session 1 – Enhancing Person Centred Dementia Care

    Acceptability of Social Robots – Sally Whelan

    Guide to Nutrition and Dementia – Anne-Marie Bennett


    Parallel Session 2 – Psycho-Social Approaches

    Dementia Befrienders, Facilitating Meaningful Activities – Ann Maron

    Dementia, Creativity and the Acute Patient’s Voice – Caroline Schofield & Katriina Bent

    Snoezelen Therapy – Veronica Callinan

    Life Story Apps for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers – Laura O’Philbin

    Jenny’s Diary –Sam Quinn


    Parallel Session 3 – Building Capacity in the Community

    Dementia Local Leaders Project – Ann-Marie Coen

    Establishing a Memory Clinic & DARE to DREAM – Mary Hickey & Joan McDonald

    Supporting People with Dementia to Die at Home – Marie Lynch

    Cognitive Impairment Prevalence among Older People in Receipt of Homecare Packages – Karla Smuts


    Parallel Session 4 – Training and Development

    Seven Dementia Palliative Care Guidance Documents – Deirdre Shanaghan

    Development and Evaluation of Dementia Workshops for GPs – Siobhán Boyle


    Academic Partner

    The School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University

    Main Conference Sponsor

    Home Instead Senior Care

    Associate Conference Sponsor

    Homecare Medical