National 2 Day Programme: Enhancing and Enabling Well-Being for the Person Living with Dementia


Brief description

This programme aims to enhance quality of life for the person living with dementia. This programme will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable a person centred approach to supporting the person living with dementia and their family. Topics covered include:

  • Challenging beliefs and attitudes to dementia
  • Dementia and a human rights approach

  • Person centred communication

  • Partnership in dementia care 

  • Creating dementia friendly environments

  • Non-cognitive symptoms 

  • Palliative care and the person living with dementia

  • Nutrition and dementia


2 days 

Mode of delivery

Group Face to Face



Target Audience

All staff working in residential and community care settings that may come into contact with a person living with dementia and their family. There is a bespoke national acute dementia education programme, however, some acute hospitals also deliver the 2 day programme. 

Areas Available and Providers Details

  • St. James's Hospital, Dublin 

Snehal Prabhukeluskar

Regional Education Co-ordinator South Dublin, Kildare & Wicklow

Register Nurse Tutor

Centre for Learning and Development, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8.

Tel: 01 4284896

Email: SPrabhukeluskar@STJAMES.IE


  • Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and South Tipperary

Contact: Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME)

Tel: 051 842063


  • Kerry

Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME)

Tel: 066 7184107


  • Sligo
Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Education (CNME)

Sligo, Leitrim, West Cavan

Contact: Moya Comer

Tel: 071 9177747  Mobile: 087 6309677


  • Donegal
Centre of Nursing & Midwifery Education ( CNME) 

CNME, St Conals Campus, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Philippa McGavigan, Nurse Tutor,


Tel: 087 7217116

Tel: 074 91 25888 EXT 3117

  • Cork

Centre of Nurse Education (CNE), Mercy University Hospital, Cork

Contact: Elizabeth Myers, Specialist Coordinator

Tel: 021-4935182


  • Laois/Offaly

Contact: Joan Mannion

Tel: 086 8511201



  • Mayo and Roscommon

Contact: Grainne Glacken, Specialist Co-ordinator, CNME Mayo & Roscommon, St. Mary’s Campus, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

094 9042122 or 087 2682195


  • Peamount Healthcare in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow

Peamount Healthcare, Co Dublin

Contact Mary Bell,

Education and Practice Development Manager,

Peamount Healthcare,


Co. Dublin.

Telephone: 01-6515987