Featured Project – January 2014 – Joyce Jones

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I am a Senior Occupational Therapist, Care of the Elderly, in St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin.

I work mainly on the wards in discharge planning and also in our Day Hospital and with out-patients referred for cognitive assessments by our Geriatricians. I have a special interest in dementia which was the reason I completed the Dementia Champion course in DCU. My change project on this course was the development of six-week memory rehabilitation groups comprising both persons with a diagnosis of early dementia and their family members/carers. The initial feedback has been very positive and I hope that this initiative can be continued into the future.