Dr Kate Irving dispells the four myths of Dementia

Listen to Elevator Project lead, Dr Kate Irving dispell the four myths of dementia in her compelling TED x talk in Dublin City University

Applications now open for Dementia Champions programme

Do you want to play a role in improving the lives of people with dementia? Why not apply for the  Dementia Champions  programme ? Applications now open for the October 2015 intake!  Closing date is 14th August 2015. More information here  http://dcn.dementiaelevator.ie/dementia-champions/.

Retail Training

Dementia Elevator’s free, online training for Retail staff is now available! This programme will equip customer facing retail staff with skills to engage with and support customers who may have dementia. Click here for more information and to register.

Sonas apc 7th International Dementia Conference, Dementia in Ireland: Time for Action

Sonas apc 7th International Dementia Conference, Dementia in Ireland: Time for Action. Dementia Elevator will be exhibiting at the 7th International Sonas apc Conference on 11th/12th of May 2015.

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​New Directions, New Dimensions in Dementia

The 5th National Memory Clinic Conference takes place on the 27th March 2015 in the ​Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. To book a place and find out more go to http://memoryclinics.ie.

An Irish National Survey of Dementia in Long term Residential Care

The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre launch a new report on dementia and long term care:  An Irish National Survey of Dementia in Long term Residential Care.  View the report here.

Dementia Training Promo for Retailers

Check our promo for our  upcoming Dementia Training for Retailers! Click here.

Featured Project – October 2014 – Bridie Bowe

Bridie Bowe

I am a community general nurse for the last twenty years. I work as part of a primary care team. I am particularly interested in the challenges of providing appropriate services/care for clients with early dementia. I see this as the biggest challenge for the future especially with an aging population. It was this interest that led me to complete Dementia Champion course.
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Genio launch new website for disability, mental health and dementia resources

Genio has launched a new site called The Informationwww.informationhub.ie. This is a dedicated resource website provided by Genio which brings together publications, multimedia and events for anyone with an interest in disability, mental health or dementia.

The website contains relevant publications including books, papers and reports, legislation and policy, or news and magazines. You can browse a range of useful multimedia including websites, slides, podcasts and videos. On the website, you can also find out about events taking place which may be of interest.

Genio has developed The Information Hub in response to an identified need for a convenient way of finding and sharing useful resources which has emerged across the three areas we currently work in. While information on Genio developments will always be shared on the Genio website, Genio is providing The Information Hub as a standalone online service which is dedicated solely to displaying a directory of resources in a way which is easy for people to understand and navigate.

Job Vacancy: Nurse Specialist in Dementia Care

Nurse Specialist in Dementia Care, Clinical Nurse Manager 2

3 year fixed term contract in Connolly Hospital.

The Nurse Specialist in Dementia Care will provide nursing expertise, education and management service to patients with dementia, their carers and nursing staff, in the promotion of a patient centred approach to patients and their families.

The Nurse Specialist will have a key role in developing dementia care within the context of an evolving service and will work as part of multi-disciplinary team delivering a coordinated approach to patient with dementia care. This person will be responsible for managing both inpatient and outpatient case-load to ensure safe provision of care at all levels.

Clinical Focus-Direct and Indirect Care responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement Patients with Dementia Project activities:  Integration, Communication, Education and Environment
  • Integration: drive the implementation of project aims, be a primary point of clinical contact Dementia Outreach-Inreach Team (DO-IT)
  • Communication: introduce ‘Dementia Care Bundle (DCB)

The successful candidate must be registered in the Relevant Division of the Registrar of Nurses kept by An Bord Altranais or be entitled to be so registered.

For informal enquiries please contact: Ms. Grace Carew, Assistant Director of Nursing grace.carew@hse.ie, 01 8213844

Shortlisting:
Applicants may be shortlisted for interview based on information supplied in the application form at the closing date or in other specified assessment documentation
Criteria for short listing are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the job description post specific requirements, duties, skills, competencies and/ or knowledge section of this job specification and the information supplied in the competency based application form if used.

Closing date for applications

5.30pm Friday 3rd October

To apply

For full details or to apply, please click here.