Dementia Ireland Conference 2019
Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland
Raising the voice of those living with dementia & their carer/supporter in Rural Communities in Ireland
This year’s conference brought together the voices of those living with a dementia diagnosis and their carers/supporters. We also heard from various voices affiliated with services and supports and presented up-to-date research into dementia in intellectual disability.
Many thanks to all who participated and attended!
Media coverage of the event:
International attendance https://www.alzheimer-europe.org/news/4th-annualliving-dementia-rural-ireland-conference-held
Dementia is not a normal part of ageing https://www.independent.ie/regionals/sligo/news/dementia-strikes-at-any-age/38167548.html
About Your Hostess
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 the primary carer for her late Mum Angela in January 2011 after Angela received a late diagnosis of 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.