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Living with Dementia in a Pandemic – two free Webinars from Home Instead

As part of World Alzheimer’s Month, an annual international campaign aimed at raising awareness and generating solutions for people living with dementia, Home Instead is hosting  two  Webinars on Dementia on Friday, September 25, 2020.

The Webinars will explore the challenges faced by people living with dementia during the ongoing pandemic, such as their understanding of Covid-19, staying safe, and dealing with the closure of services such as day care centres.

The first Webinar runs from 10.30am-11.30am on September 25, and is aimed at Health Care Professionals who are working on the frontlines of dementia care, as well as other individuals involved in the provision of dementia care services and supports in Ireland.

The second Webinar takes place from 12pm-1pm, and is aimed at Family Carers who provide support to loved ones living with dementia, or any other members of the public with an interest in dementia.

Speakers include:

  • Tony O’Brien, former Director General of the HSE, will Chair the Webinar, lead a panel discussion and field audience’s questions to speakers.
  • Prof Seán Kennelly, Geriatrician at TUH, on dementia and the impact of Covid-19 and its accompanying isolation on brain health.
  • Bernie Byrne, Home Instead Dementia Champion, speaks with Teena Gates, Broadcaster and Family Carer, on how Covid-19 has impacted Teena’s father’s life.
  • Dr. Muiris Houston, Medical Writer and Health Analyst, on how Covid-19 has increased risks of falls, malnutrition and risk of hospitalisation.
  • Sinéad Grennan, CEO at Engaging Dementia, on the importance of social connectedness and meaningful activities in the home, as public health restrictions continue to severely limit social support services.

Attendees can expect an engaging and informative session aimed at exploring positive solutions and ideas which can be valuable to Health Care Professionals, Family Carers and above all people living with dementia in a very uncertain time for health care services.

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Living with Dementia in a Pandemic – two free Webinars from Home Instead

As part of World Alzheimer’s Month, an annual international campaign aimed at raising awareness and generating solutions for people living with dementia, Home Instead hosted two Webinars on Dementia on Friday, September 25, 2020.

The Webinars explore the challenges faced by people living with dementia during the ongoing pandemic, such as their understanding of Covid-19, staying safe, and dealing with the closure of services such as day care centres.

Speakers include:

  • Tony O’Brien, former Director General of the HSE, who chairs and leads a panel discussion and fielded audience’s questions to speakers.
  • Prof Seán Kennelly, Geriatrician at TUH, on dementia and the impact of Covid-19 and its accompanying isolation on brain health.
  • Bernie Byrne, Home Instead Dementia Champion, speaks with Teena Gates, Broadcaster and Family Carer, on how Covid-19 has impacted Teena’s father’s life.
  • Dr. Muiris Houston, Medical Writer and Health Analyst, on how Covid-19 has increased risks of falls, malnutrition and risk of hospitalisation.
  • Sinéad Grennan, CEO at Engaging Dementia, on the importance of social connectedness and meaningful activities in the home, as public health restrictions continue to severely limit social support services.

 

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