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FREE 'Dementia Matters' Public Lecture Series at Shankill's Saint Joseph’s Centre

Oct 06, 2015

Are you caring for someone with dementia?  Are you or someone in your family experiencing symptoms of dementia?  Would you like to help a friend or relative with dementia?  The Saint Joseph's Centre's Public Lecture Series, in association with dlr Social Inclusion Office, reaches out to the loved ones and carers of people living with dementia in the community.  The general public is welcome to come along to the free lectures at Saint Joseph’s Centre, Shankill during October, for practical advice and information about caring for someone with dementia.

Saint Joseph’s Centre is committed to the compassionate care of people with dementia and their families, providing a home from home for people living with dementia.   Our vision is to lead the way in best practice and excellence in dementia care in Ireland. 

Dementia is indiscriminate in its onset, its affects people from all walks of life and from every neighbourhood.  Each person with dementia may be a parent, a husband or wife, an aunt or uncle, a sister or brother, many are grandparents.  They may have been doctors or joiners, lawyers or shopkeepers, dressmakers or architects.   At Saint Joseph’s Centre we make sure these identities are cherished, respected and remembered. 

We recognise the effects of dementia on families can often be devastating and overwhelming and navigation of what services and supports are available can be difficult.  We want to share our knowledge with those living in the community on the best ways to care for and access information and support services for people with dementia.

7.30 pm Wednesday October 7
th, 2015

Dementia Care: Worried about your memory? What to do……

Speaker: Dr Ruth Loane, Clinical Psychiatrist, St John of God Hospital.


7.30 pm Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Caring for someone at home with dementia, practical advice.

Speaker: Helen Leavy, Home Instead Senior Care.


7.30 pm  Wednesday October 21st, 2015

Dementia Care: The pursuit of happiness and wellbeing. An opportunity to meet individually with all the community supports to assist you in this pursuit.

Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Public Health Nurses, Elder Abuse, Fair Deal, Psychiatry of Later Life, Psychology, General Practitioner, Dietician.


For more information, download here,  log on to , tel: +353 1 282 3000, fax:  +353 1 282 3119  or email