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

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing

People in early 30s being diagnosed with dementia,

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.

Carmel Geoghegan

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