About our Founder
Carmel Geoghegan is an advocate and supporter of campaigns that keep the spotlight on Dementia and End of Life Care as a national health priority. Her priority is the development of practice and policies that respect people living with a dementia diagnosis. Carmel’s advocacy work stems from becoming primary carer for her late Mum Angela in January 2011 after Angela received a late diagnosis for vascular dementia.
Carmel experienced first hand the devastation that comes with a diagnosis, the loss of friends and family, the loneliness and social isolation that is a part of living with a diagnosis or caring/supporting a loved one with a diagnosis.
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Few people have the opportunity to work with such a caring person as Carmel. Its rare to come across somebody who fully understands Dementia Care to end of life as Carmel does.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Carmel for the past two years, for the past year Carmel has supported me to travel so I can carry out my advocacy roles for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland/ Irish Dementia Working Group also for Alzheimer Europe/ European Working Group People with Dementia.
I have been particularly impressed by Carmel’s ability to move effortlessly between collaboration on dementia care and the different types of dementia.
Apart from making a very valuable productive contribution she always brings a smile to meetings. It’s been a great pleasure having Carmel’s support especially with the challenges I face in traveling.