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'Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland' 4th Annual Conference

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Raising the voice of those living with dementia and their carer/supporter in Rural Communities in Ireland

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This year's conference welcomes the voice of the person living with a dementia diagnosis. We will also hear from their carer/supporter and various voices affiliated with research, services and supports. Up to date research of dementia in intellectual disability will be presented.

Facilitator Natasha Walker Associates (NWA).

9.00 Registration/tea-coffee

9.45 Welcome Carmel Geoghegan Dementia Ireland Cathaoirleach Roscommon Ivan Connaughton

10.00 Keynote address - “Setting the scene” for the conference with a focus on Disability and Human Rights with Dementia. Eamon O'Shea Professor School of Business & Economics National University of Ireland Galway

Highlighting the Experience of Living with Dementia – Personal Journeys

10.15 Helen Rochford Brennan - Chair of the European Working Group of People with Dementia

10.30 Carol Hargreaves, Glasgow Scotland Vice Chair of the Scottish Working Group of People with Dementia

10.45 John Quinn Brisbane , Australia Advocate and Person Living with Dementia

In conversation with ........

11.00 Jane and Maeve O'Sullivan Kerry Ireland

11.15 Glynes Petrie Brisbane Australia

sharing their personal experience of supporting their loved one living with Dementia

11.30 Q & A

Understanding the Mechanics of the Brain and Dementia

11.50 Jules Montague London UK Neurologist Specialising in Dementia

12.10 Orna Doris London UK Speech and Language Therapist

12.25 Mary McCarron Ireland Professor of Ageing & Intellectual Disability. International expert in the field of Down Syndrome, Dementia & Palliative Care

12.45 Cliona De Bhailis Research Assistant at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP) National University of Ireland Galway

13.05 Q & A


14.15 Special Guest - Minister of State Natural Resources, Community Affairs & Digital Development Sean Canney

Local Supports for People with Dementia

14.30 Grainne Griffin Senior Manager, Citizens Information Board Diarmaid O’Sullivan Regional Manager, South Connacht Citizens Information Service

Linda Sice - Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme Coordinator Roscommon LEADER Partnership Co.

Pauline Symth - Brothers of Charity Services Ireland - Roscommon Region

Margaret Mulligan - Chair person - Older People Network

15.15 Maria Carroll Creagh Suite Ireland - End of Life & Dementia in residential setting.

15.30 Fiona Foley - National Dementia Office - Ireland - Understand Together in Communities National Coordinator Community champions are at the heart of the movement.

15.45 Q & A

Summary Statement of Conference Outcomes

Carmel Geoghegan - Dementia Ireland Empowering Communities

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsor Roscommon County Council, and partners Roscommon LEADER Partnership Company, South Connacht Citizens Information Centre, Brothers of Charity Services Ireland - Roscommon Region & Older People Network

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