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Engage 2019 - The 11th International Dementia Conference

Engage 2019, the 11th International Dementia Conference will take place on April 1st - 2nd  2019 in Croke Park Dublin

This is Ireland's largest dementia event and features expert speakers from Ireland and abroad. It showcases best practice nationwide, an opportunity to network with 300+ peers in a large exhibition hall


  • 30+ speakers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Norway and UK
  • Plenary, Parallel Sessions & Symposia Day 1 – A series of workshops Day 2

Day 1 presentations include:

  • Our Story, Kevin Quaid, person living with dementia, member of the Irish Dementia Working Group, and his wife Helena
  • Building on strengths and abilities: Update on the National Dementia Post-diagnostic Supports Programme, Dr Emer Begley, Senior Project Manager, National Dementia Office, HSE
  • Needs, services and support in young onset dementia: Evidence and developments, Prof Marjolein De Vugt, Professor Psychosocial innovations in dementia, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Home-based Memory Rehabilitation Programme: An evidence-based Cognitive Rehabilitation approach for people with early stage dementia, Mary McGrath, Advanced Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Memory Clinic, Belfast City Hospital

Day 2 presentations include:

  • “A way of being”: Moving beyond a professional approach to person centred care, Dr Patricia McParland, Independent Consultant, Board Director, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Adjunct faculty member of the Faculty of Science and Health, Dublin City University
  • An introduction to Spiritual reminiscence with people who have dementia, Prof Elizabeth MacKinlay, Director, Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • FLOURISH professional development in arts and dementia 
  • A workshop for everyone involved in providing and commissioning arts initiatives for people with dementia, Maria Pasiecznik Parsons, Chief Executive, Creative Dementia Arts Network & Clare Carswell, Artist & Art Curator

To view the full programme please click the link to follow Engage 2019 Programme


To register please click the link to follow Engage 2019 Registration

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