Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Online Masterclass Series 2021

Supporting Nutrition in the Later Stages of Dementia

This masterclass covers the importance of good nutrition, nutritional challenges in the early and middle stages of dementia, strategies to support good nutrition during these stages, nutritional challenges in later stages, assistance with eating/comfort care, tube feeding, and End of Life care.

Speakers: Ms. Michelle Hurley, Senior Dietitian, Cope Foundation. Ms. Jenna Pyne, Speech and Language Therapist, Cope Foundation.

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Supporting People with ID and Dementia to Age in Place

In this masterclass our expert panelists will talk about practical supports for ageing in place, how to best support someone with an intellectual disability and dementia in their own home, transition plans and the importance of social connectedness. Speakers: Ms Evelyn Reilly, Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner; National Intellectual Disability Memory Service & Daughters of Charity Services. Ms Pamela Dunne, Clinical Nurse Specialist, National Intellectual Disability Memory Service & Daughters of Charity Services

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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Dementia

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: Practical applications and adaptations for people with an intellectual disability. Speakers: Dr. Gunnar Scheibner, Clinical Psychologist, St. Michael’s House; Pauline Smyth, Psychology Support Worker, Brothers of Charity Services, Ireland-Western Region (Roscommon)

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Promoting Brain Health Across the Lifespan

Speakers: Prof. Sean Kennelly, Clinical Director, National Intellectual Disability Memory Service; Dr. Eimear McGlinchey, Associate Professor, Trinity Centre for Ageing and ID; Marianne Fallon, Chartered Health Psychologist, Brothers of Charity Services, Ireland; Mei Lin Yap, Ambassador Liaison Officer in the Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Senior HR Assistant in CPL Recruitment Agency

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