Living with Dementia - Information Evening
The HSE's Older Person's Service Donegal will host an information evening to promote awareness of ‘supporting positive health and safety in the home and community for people with dementia’ on 9th May 2017 -7pm-8.30pm (Registration starts 6.30pm) at the Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, County Donegal.
This evening will be of interest to people with dementia, family members and carers, members of the community, doctors, nurses and all health care professionals, gardai, fire service etc.
Topics for the evening will include;
- Dementia design in the home and community
Promoting well-being, for example the importance of being active and eating healthily in daily life
Promoting safety within the community and the home
Understanding more about ‘wander walking’
The evening will feature a presentation from guest speaker Professor Jan Dewing, Centre for Person Centred Research, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland to Donegal.. Professor Dewing is a registered nurse who has expertise, experience and knowledge in many aspects of dementia care. Professor Dewing is passionate about supporting person centred cultures of care and is specifically focused on how people can live well with dementia.