On completion of the Dementia Champion’s module in 2012; I felt empowered by the knowledge and experience I gained from participating in this course.
As a Public Health Nurse I strongly advocate for people with dementia. I have spoken to local publicans and Garda and other community service providers in the area on the issue of dementia. I have offered hours of support to families to assist them in implementing a support structure of care that is individualised to suits the person needs. My work with ‘Living well with Dementia’ Genio Project in Stillorgan/ Blackrock has further enhanced my understanding of dementia and my role as a Dementia Nurse Champion.
My change project with the Dementia Champions course in DCU was on the Importance of Friendship for People with Dementia.
The Dementia Elevator Project launched on the 21st of January, 2014.
I am a Senior Occupational Therapist, Care of the Elderly, in St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin.
It has been confirmed that the Elevator Programme launch will take place in the Helix, DCU on the 21st of January at 11.00am.
The national dementia education project launch took place in Stewarts Hospital on 29th May 2012. Among the publications launched was the information booklet, “Caring for the Person with Dementia in the Home”.