A one-day conference
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Date: 29th September 2020
This event will provide delegates with ideas to use in practice and focus on evidence-based solutions to better care for dementia patients in your services. We have a line-up of new speakers, case studies and topics which will ensure a fresh and very informative day.
There will be lots of opportunities at the conference for delegate and speaker interaction to challenge your thinking on how to achieve best practice dementia care, build dementia friendly communities and enable patients with dementia live a better quality of life through proven methods.
5 Structured CPD Points
Delegates will leave this conference with a better understanding of recent research and findings on dementia; tools to creating Dementia friendly communities; Understand the needs of dementia patients in palliative care and how to improve our approach to end of life care; discuss ideas to improve the health care environment for patients with dementia, their carers’ and families and much more.
Full Day Programme
Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks
Dr Elizabeth Fahey McCarthy, RN, RM, RNT, MAEd, Professional Education Consultant
Young onset dementia and dignity-enhancing care
Speaker: Helen Rochford Brennan
|Advance care planning for Dementia Patients – Covid-19 Updates
Speaker: Deirdre Shanagher, National Development Manager, Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Irish Hospice Foundation
|Assisting and Supporting a Person with Dementia to make Decisions:
Speaker: Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Solicitor & Chair of the Safeguarding Ireland
Down syndrome and Dementia: Inclusion and Equity
Speaker: : Mary McCarron Professor of Ageing & Intellectual Disability, School of Nursing & Midwifery Trinity College Dublin
In Home Support for The Client with Dementia
Speaker: Michael Wright, Director of Public Affairs, Home Instead Ireland
|Ethical Decision Making, Consent and Capacity for Dementia Patients
Speaker: Mary Kirwan, Lecturer and Barrister, RCSI
|Developing Person Public Involvement (PPI) in Irish Dementia Research
Speaker: Dr Bernadette Rock, Research and Policy Manager at The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Professor of Ageing & Intellectual Disability, School of Nursing & Midwifery Trinity College Dublin
Mary McCarron, PhD, MA, RNID, RGN, BNS. F.T.C.D is Professor of Ageing and Intellectual Disability and Director of the Trinity Centre for Excellence in Ageing and Intellectual Disability.Read more
She has had many senior leadership roles with Trinity College including Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and has served on the Senior Management Executive of the University from 2011 -2019 as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Professor McCarron is a committed ageing research leader and an international expert in the fields of intellectual disability & ageing, dementia, and palliative care. She is the founder and Principal Investigator for the first ever Longitudinal Comparative Study on Ageing in Persons with Intellectual Disability (IDS-TILDA) to be conducted in Ireland or internationally. This study is a supplement to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).
She also leads a large longitudinal study on dementia in people with Down syndrome spanning over 25 years. Her award winning approaches on environmental design and technology innovations are improving quality of life for people across the continuum of dementia. Professor McCarron is setting up a National Memory Service of people with an Intellectual Disability. She has been recognized internationally PPI and in 2019 was awarded the inaugural HRB impact Award.
National Development Manager, Palliative and End of Life Care, Irish Hospice Foundation
Deirdre is a registered general nurse who has worked with older people as a nurse and nurse manager.Read more
Deirdre obtained a BSc (Cur) general nursing in 2006, an MSc Gerontological nursing in 2011 and European Certificate in Palliative Dementia Care in 2014. Deirdre has served on the board of Care Alliance Ireland since 2014. Her work with the Irish Hospice Foundation centres on Advance Care Planning and Primary Palliative Care as well as supporting other projects linked to the healthcare team. Deirdre represented the Irish Hospice Foundation on the HSE National Advance Healthcare Directives Sub-group that was established to prepare recommendations for the Code of Practice for the Advance Healthcare Directive provisions of the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015.
Solicitor & Chair of the Safeguarding Ireland
Patricia Rickard-Clarke is a solicitor and former Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission. She is the Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Ireland, Chair of SAGE Advocacy clg, and a Board Member of Third Age Foundation clg.Read more
This conference will be of interest to all professionals who assess or care for dementia patients including, nurses, directors of nursing, nursing home and residential care professionals, social care workers, home care providers, carers, consultants, GP’s, regulators, associations, researchers and universities.
There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
SAVE €100.00 BY BOOKING THE EARLY BIRD RATE OF €395 + VAT per Person – Normal Rate @ €495 + VAT.
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment
CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.
Telephone:+353 1 2933650