The 11th International Dementia Conference is taking place at Croke Park this week, and Home Instead Senior Care is proud to support organisers Engaging Dementia in bringing this event to Dublin.
Engaging Dementia, formerly Sonas apc, has brought together advocates, academics and health care professionals to explore a wide range of challenges facing people with dementia, and to seek out solutions and improvements in care.
Delegates have heard advocates describe how dementia has affected their lives and their families, and tell of their hopes for change.
They were told of the complexities that dementia brings right from diagnosis, from physical difficulties to isolation and stigmatisation.
Day 1 saw a number of plenary sessions focused on engaging with life in dementia, collective approaches to supporting people with dementia and their care partners, and improvements in practice.
Day 2 featured a series of masterclasses and workshops, chaired by Bernie Byrne of Home Instead Senior Care Ballsbridge.
Home Instead Senior Care is encouraged to see events such as this, which raise public awareness of a growing health issue and challenge the state and society at large to engage in conversation to bring about positive solutions for all those who are affected by dementia.