Welcome to Dementia Ireland Empowering Communities CLG
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.