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Dr Louise Hopper (DCU) discusses tips for communicating with someone who has dementia (February 2018)

By |2018-06-06T08:39:42+00:00February 21st, 2018|Cafe News|

The first set of tips relate to any general conversation with someone who has dementia: Don't stop trying! Do use their name to capture attention. If the person is finding it difficult to concentrate, reduce distractions (e.g. turn down/off the radio or TV). Position yourself where the person can see you as clearly as possible [...]

John Healy (Physiotherapist) talks to us about maintaining mobility (November 2017)

By |2017-11-18T18:47:41+00:00November 18th, 2017|Cafe News|

In November John Healy, a physiotherapist working in Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown spoke at the café about the importance of maintaining mobility and remaining active. Physical activity promotes heart and lung function, increases muscular strength and also helps the person to retain independence and keep a sense of purpose and wellbeing. Physical activity does not have [...]

By |2017-10-31T13:21:01+00:00October 31st, 2017|Cafe News|

Open invitation to a discussion about the legal issues that can arise after a person is diagnosed with dementia. Speaker: John Costello Date: Monday 13th November Location: Marymount Care Centre, Westmanstown, Lucan

Garda George Doherty, Crime Prevention Officer talks about safety for older adults (September 2017)

By |2017-09-21T07:47:33+00:00September 21st, 2017|Cafe News|

Wednesday 13th September Café saw Garda George Doherty, Crime Prevention Officer, Naas talk about safety for older people, especially coming into the Winter months. Some key points were: Lock up and Light up Use timer switches for lights and put on your alarm when you are going out. Don’t keep large amounts of cash in [...]

Damien Keane (Ferrick’s Pharmacy) talks to us about medication management (July 2017)

By |2017-07-18T09:39:57+00:00July 18th, 2017|Cafe News|

A person who is living with dementia may be taking medication for this condition and perhaps also for a range of other conditions. It is important to carefully manage this medication. This month we welcomed a local pharmacist, Damien Keane (Feericks Pharmacy, Leixlip), to the Café and he talked to us about medications in general [...]

Fergus Timmons introduces Family Carer Training options from the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (June 2017)

By |2017-07-09T15:34:35+00:00July 9th, 2017|Cafe News|

Fergus Timmons, the Training Manager in the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI), very kindly joined us at the cafe this month. Fergus talked to us about Family Carer Training and some of the other services offered by the ASI.   Family Carer Training This is a six week course aimed at supporting family members who are caring [...]

Mary Byrne shares tips for improving communication with people with dementia (May 2017)

By |2017-05-19T10:12:56+00:00May 19th, 2017|Cafe News|

We welcomed Mary Byrne, a Speech and Language Therapist to the Cafe this month. Mary spoke to us about some of the challenges that can arise when communicating with a person who has a diagnosis of dementia. Improving our communication skills and understanding how we can support a person with dementia's communication not only improves [...]

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