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Throughout 2015, Care Alliance Ireland is celebrating 20 years in operation. A one-day conference will take place on Friday 20th November and the date will coincide with International Carers’ Rights Day. The theme of this conference is “20 Years of Family Carer Research in Ireland”.
09:30- 10:00: Registration/ tea & coffee/ poster sessions
10:00- 10:15: Introduction
- 20 Years of Family Carer Research in Ireland- introduction & overview. Liam O’Sullivan/ Zoe Hughes (Care Alliance Ireland)
10:15- 11:15: Session 1: Time & Space in Family Caring
- Distance Family Caregiving and Support for Older Persons: US Perspectives and Irish Context. Dr. Lazelle E Benefield (University of Oaklahoma/ University College Cork) & Dr. Alice Coffey (University College Cork)
- Ten Years of Counting: Geographies of Caring in Ireland 2002-2011. Dr. Ronan Foley (Maynooth University).
11:15- 11:30: Coffee Break/ Poster sessions
11:30- 13:00: Session 2: Family Caring & Dementia
- How can the Community & Voluntary Sector bring Added Value to Carer Related Research? Dr. Emer Begley (The Alzheimer Society of Ireland)
- “If we can get through this week”- Experiences of Formal Dementia Home and Community Care in Ireland: Findings from the Actifcare project. Dr. Louise Hopper (Dublin City University) et. Al.
- Depression and anxiety in spousal dementia caregivers in Ireland: prevalence and predictors. Katie O’Donnell (Trinity College Dublin) et. Al.
- Positive aspects of caregiving: Benefit Finding in spousal dementia caregivers in Ireland. Jennifer Rogers (Trinity College Dublin) et. Al.
13:00- 14:00 Lunch
14:00- 15:30 Session 3: Cross-cutting Issues
- To what extent does carer stress influence admission of community-dwelling older people to long-term care? Nora-Ann Donnelly (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
- Understanding family strategies that enable long-term and sustainable home environments for older people with an Intellectual Disability. Dr. Damien Brennan (Trinity College Dublin) et. Al.
- Masculinities, Care & Equality. Dr. Niall Hanlon (University College Dublin & Dublin Business School)
15:30- 15:45 Coffee break/ poster sessions
15:45- 16:45 Session 4: Future Directions
- Developing a recovery approach to mental health care: exploring families and hope. Moira O’Donovan (University College, Cork)
- Could a Basic Income benefit Family Carers? Dr. John Baker (University College Dublin & Basic Income Ireland); Dr. Anne Ryan (Maynooth University & Basic Income Ireland)
- Review & close. Liam O’Sullivan/ Zoe Hughes (Care Alliance Ireland)
- Male Caregivers’ experience of Caring for a Spouse/ Relative with Dementia at Home. Siohan Healy McGowan (St. Angela’s College Sligo)
- “Most of us have to go looking for everything”- Family caregiver experiences of formal home-and community-based dementia care in Ireland. Rachael Joyce et. Al. (Dublin City University)
- Are Spouses of People with Dementia at Risk of Cognitive and Functional Impairments? Evidence from the Health and retirement Study. Dr. Maria Pertl et. Al. (Trinity College Dublin)
- Engaging the Voice of Family Carers: The Development of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network. Joanna Joyce (The Alzheimer Society of Ireland)
- Caring for Carers in Dublin North. Kerry Cuskelly & Roisin Higgins (HSE Dublin North Mental Health Service)
- Palliative care needs of family carers: A literature review. Deirdre Shanagher & Marie Lynch (Irish Hospice Foundation)
- Post Caregiver Experience in Reconstruction of Everyday Life: Systematic Review of the Literature. Catarina Afonso (Lisbon University)
- Life After Care: Carers’ Experiences of Cessation of the Caring Role. Dr. Carol Kelleher, University College Cork.
- Hearing family carers in Cork: A local perspective. Dr Jacqui O'Riordan University College Cork.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Carmichael Centre is easily reached by public transport. The Luas (Red Line) stops at Smithfield, a short walk to the centre. In addition the No. 83 bus stops at the end of NorthBrunswick Street (both directions). There is limited on-street parking available in the local area.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, but please ensure you email Zoe (email@example.com) to inform her of the change
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, but if you are transferring your ticket as outlined above, please email Zoe to let her know.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, but as outlined above please email Zoe prior to the event if you are availing of another atendees ticket.
Are there low cost tickets available?
There is a limited number of free student and family carer tickets available. Please email Zoe (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
When & Where
Care Alliance Ireland
Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organisations supporting Family Carers. Our vision is that the role of Family Carers is fully recognised and valued by society in Ireland.
We exist to enhance the quality of life for Family Carers. We achieve this by supporting our member organisations in their direct work with Family Carers through the provision of information, developing research and policy, sharing resources, and instigating opportunities for collaboration.
There are approximately 274,000 Family Carers in the Republic of Ireland. Family Carer support is provided by a number of organisations, including those dedicated solely to carer support and others who support carers as part of their response to individuals with specific conditions. We work with our 105 member organisations and other agencies to support them in their work with Family Carers.
Our legitimacy derives from our membership base which includes all the carer organisations and virtually all the disease/disability-specific organisations currently providing services to Ireland’s Family Carers. Our membership is comprised of both large and small, regional and national organisations.