Medicine and Health

Caring Perspectives - Living with Dementia and the Caregiver Experience

Who cares for the caregivers? This is one of the questions that will be discussed at this public seminar at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork.

Speakers include Professor Eamon O'Shea (National University Ireland Galway) who will discuss current issues in dementia care in Ireland and internationally, Ms Vanessa Bradbury (The Alzheimer Society Of Ireland) who will discuss her work as a dementia adviser and evaluations from caregiver training courses conducted, Ms Betty Cogan (Cork Alzheimer Cafe) to discuss caregiving from a carer's perspective, Ms Kathy Ryan (Vice Chair of Irish Dementia Working Group) to discuss living with younger onset Alzheimers' and Dr Andrew Allen (UCC) who will discuss stress in caregivers. Artwork produced by dementia caregivers will be on display at the gallery. The workshops gave caregivers the chance to create unique pieces of artwork that illustrated what dementia caregiving meant to them. The Symposium is hosted by UCC's Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science and Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, together with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre Microbiome Institute. The Health Research Board is supporting this symposium through a Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Award which aims to maximize the uptake of research findings into policy and or practice. Registration is free and all are welcome to attend, but registration is required. To register, please email with your name and contact details.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Medicine and Health
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Location: Lewis Glucksman Gallery UCC
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr Gerard Clarke

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