9th International Dementia Conference

    Ireland’s biggest dementia conference

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    Main Conference Day (15th May)

    Key speakers include:

    Professor Richard Fleming, Director, NSW/ACT Dementia Training Study Centre, University of Wollongong, Australia.

    Professor Eamon O’Shea, Personal Professor, School of Business & Economics, National University of Ireland Galway, and Director, the Irish Centre of Social Gerontology (ICSG).

    Dr Tony Foley, GP, Lecturer in The Department of General Practise, University College Cork and Lead, PREPARED Project and Dementia Pathways.

    Agnes Houston MBE, Dementia Alliance International Board member, and European Dementia Working Group member.

    Benedicte Sorensen Storm, Research fellow, VID Specialised University in Oslo, Norway.

    Prof Kate Irving, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University

    Emer Begley PhD, Senior Project Manager, National Dementia Office, Health Service Executive

    + 18 speakers at parallel sessions


    Masterclass Day (16th May)

    Design & dementia: Creating environments that enhance quality of life for people living with dementia.

    Tools, research and practice.

    Professor Richard Fleming, leading international design and dementia expert

    Supported by

    Tom Grey, Architect and Research Fellow, TrinityHaus, Trinity College Dublin

    Academic Partner

    The School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University

    Main Conference Sponsor

    Home Instead Senior Care

    Associate Conference Sponsor

    Homecare Medical



     Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

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    Exhibition Space

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    Conference Programme

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    Why you need to book your place now

    • Be briefed on all the major dementia developments Ireland

    • Be inspired by expert speakers, award-winning dementia initiatives, multi-stakeholders projects and more.

    • Visit a large exhibition hall including demo area and showcasing of dementia projects nationwide

    • Network with 300+ healthcare professionals, care-givers, researchers and policy makers

    Topics Include:

     – Integrated Dementia pathways

     – Innovations in Dementia care

     – Community supports

      – Design and Dementia

     – National Dementia Strategy roll-out

     – The lived Experience

     – Assisted decision-making and advance planning

     – Therapeutic Interventions

     – Creative Arts


    To View the list of Scientific and Conference panel members click here

    For more information contact Dara at events@sonasapc.ie or call on 01-2608138

    What our delegates said last year  

    ‘’The speakers were all very knowledgeable and passionate about dementia. I feel enriched by the experience.’’

    ‘’This conference helped us realise that we are on the right path to providing effective care for our residents living with dementia.’’

    ‘’Parallel sessions were great, dance group was fabulous, Professor Graham Stokes was wonderful.’’