Dementia and Mental Health

 dementia & mental health event notice

Communities of Care: Dementia and Mental Health

Wednesday 13 October, 7-8pm

This collaborative event between the UCC Alzheimer’s Society and the UCC SÁMH (Suicide Awareness & Mental Health) Society focusing on dementia-specific care in the local Cork community along with mental health issues faced by the elderly. 

In this public online event, care service providers and researchers share practical information about geriatric mental illness and dementia, in addition to providing an example of dementia-specific care in the local Cork community.

Our guest speakers:

  • Vanessa Bradbury, Dementia Advisor, Bessboro Day Care Center,
  • Dr. O'Shea, Postdoctoral Researcher, UCC Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, 
  • Dr. Mullan, Consultant Psychiatrist at CUH.

The UCC Alzheimer's Society donates all proceeds from its events to the Bessboro Day Care Centre, which provides dementia specific care to the local Cork community.

Join our Community Week event to learn more about Bessboro servies and caring for dementia health and mental health for older people in the community.

Together with and for Community

UCC Alzheimer’s Society is the first Society in any Irish University or Third Level Institution to represent Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia as a whole.

UCC SÁMH (Suicide and Mental Health) Society is dedicated to changing the face of mental health on campus and beyond, through fundraisers, education and support.

UNIC CityLabs: The UNIC European University is an alliance of eight universities educating through teaching, research and community engagement, towards inclusive societies. Central to this, is the collaborative work of UNIC CityLabs to create physical and virtual meeting points where students, citizens, academia and city stakeholders work together to identify and solve societal challenges faced by post-industrial superdiverse cities. During Community Week staff, students and city representatives from across the eight European partner cities convene in Liege for the inaugural CityLabs Festival. 

Our  highlights events and activities taking place in Cork and Liege during Community Week that are connecting the exciting collaborations taking place in Cork and across European through the UNIC CityLabs intiative.  


UCC Community Week: This event is part of UCC Community Week 2021. During Community Week, staff and students across the university come together with community and public sector partners to host community focussed events and activities. The week long programme of events celebrates UCC as a civically engaged university.

Civic & Community Engagement

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