The HSE & Genio were delighted to welcome delegates to Cork on Thursday March 23rd for a regional seminar on Innovation and Learning in Dementia Care for the Southern HSE regions (CHO 4 & 5).

Below you will find links to podcasts of each of the speakers along with associated slides.

About the seminar

The seminar provided an opportunity to learn about innovative developments in dementia care in both community and hospital settings in the region. This included presentations of the successful community based work being undertaken by the Crystal Project in Mallow, Living Well with Dementia in South Tipperary, Memory Matters (Kilkenny/Carlow) and Kinsale Community Response to Dementia (K-CoRD); along with learnings to date from the Cork Integrated Dementia Care Across Settings (Cork-IDEAS) project which is a Mercy University Hospital and Community partnership to improve dementia care.

Anna de Siún, Senior Project Manager, HSE National Dementia Office provided an overview of the national dementia ‘Understand Together’ campaign and the National Dementia Strategy.

The event concluded with opportunity for peer-to-peer and cross-disciplinary learning and networking through roundtable discussions. Some of the key discussion themes that arose included:

  • environmental design
  • integrated care pathways
  • personalised supports
  • single point of contact
  • inter-agency collaboration
  • integrated working
  • assistive technology

Further information on these themes are available through the podcasts and presentations below and through the resources section of the Dementia Learning Network. If you are interested in attending future events and/or joining a community of practice related to these themes please sign up to the Dementia Learning Network and we will keep you updated.

About the HSE & Genio Dementia Programme

The HSE & Genio Dementia Programme, with support from the Atlantic Philanthropies and the Health Service Executive (HSE) has been underway since 2012. It is developing and testing new service models to improve the range and quality of community-based supports for people with dementia; inform public policy and investment in this area; and build the leadership in the field that is necessary in order to capitalise on the potential of the National Dementia Strategy.

Podcasts and slides

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