Dementia Friendly - Sounding Board Event

Over 50, 000 people in Ireland are living with dementia. Together, we can help them live well, playing their part in connected and supportive communities.

On the 14th of June, 2016, the HSE and our partners hosted an event to help shape our planned communications and awareness campaign to make Ireland more Dementia Friendly.  Guests on the day included those living with dementia, their carers and families plus representatives from community groups, the HSE, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Genio.

We also welcomed representatives from a wide range of public and private organisations, services and businesses, professional bodies, academics and civil
society - all of whom can play a role in building a Dementia Friendly Ireland.

The purpose of this event was to come together, to share our campaign aims and the research we have done to inform the work.  We also want to open a conversation about how the campaign goals can be achieved,  There were talks and presentations which you can read or download below, but it is the personal experiences, thoughts and ideas from the people who attended that will truly guide the focus of this nationwide programme, over the coming three years.

Venue: Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
Date: Tuesday 14th June, 2016
Time: 11am to 3pm (Registration from 10.15)

DFI Sounding Board June 2016: Overview & Findings

Programme, June 14 2016.pdf (size 224.1 KB)

Prof. Brian Lawlor - About the campaign.ppt (size 523.3 KB)

Dr. Ronan Glynn - Quantitative Research and Literature Review.pptx (size 2.9 MB)

Zuilmah Wallis - Qualitative Research.pptx (size 15.1 MB)

Dr Leandro Herrero: 12 Laws of Social Change

Joan Fitzpatrick - Living Well with Dementia - Community Actions.pptx (size 684.3 KB)