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Living Well with Dementia in South Tipperary
You may notice a slight change to our logo. This is to reflect that the '5 Steps Project' is now sustained and mainstreamed as a HSE service, which is delivered in partnership with Family Carers Ireland. From now onward the service will be known as 'Living Well with Dementia in South Tipperary'.
We are based in the Memory Technology Library which is located in the grounds of South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel. We provide information and support to people with dementia and their families/friends, living in South Tipperary. While the majority of our services are for people in South Tipperary, you may contact us if you live outside of this area, to see what Living Well with Dementia services you can avail of. There is no charge for any of our services and you do not need a medical card to avail of them.
The key components of the service are:
These services and supports are available by phoning:
087 0550050 : Dementia Nurse Specialist
052 61 77080: Memory Technology Library / Occupational Therapist
Did you know that exercise may improve your memory and slow memory decline? We are currently running a Pilates Exercise Programme in Place4U, Clonmel.
Pilates helps strengthen and tone the bones and muscles. It can also improve general well being and provides an opportunity to meet new people.
To book a place contact Anne or Peggy at: 087 0550050
Memory Technology Library Film
Film promoting Assistive Technology featuring the Memory Technology Library, Clonmel.
Please click on link below.
Anne Quinn and Peggy O Sullivan are the point of contact for the project and job share in the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Dementia role.
Dementia Training and Education
The Living Well with Dementia provides a free 2 Day dementia education programme for health professionals and family carers.
The following are the dates for 2018
The programme is delivered by experts in dementia care:
Memory Rehab Group
The Living Well with Dementia Services provides a five week memory rehabilitation programme for people recently diagnosed with dementia. It aims to provide information about dementia and issues that may arise. It also provides strategies and techniques that can be used to assist people with memory problems in optimising management of their daily lives and activities.
The programme is run 4 times a year and is available to people with 'mild dementia'. A family member is also requested to attend. Access to the programme is via referral from the memory clinic or your GP.
People who do not satisfy criteria for the rehab programme can avail of an assessment by the nurse specialist with regard to other available information and supports.
Living well with Dementia at your local Library
A leaflet produced by the Tipperary County Council Library Services and the Living Well with Dementia Service is available at your local library. It outlines the supports available there and recommends books for Adults and Children about dementia. Pick one up in your local library and check out other events taking place on a weekly basis.
Understand Together is a public support, awareness and information campaign led by the HSE, working with the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland and Genio. It aims to inspire people from all sections of society to stand together with the 55,000 Irish people living with dementia.
The campaign seeks to build on the wide range of dementia specific programmes and initiatives already in place around Ireland. It will draw together the people and organisations involved in this work, to join them with wider society, with the health service, with new partners like retail and transport organisations, financial services, and with neighbours and friends, to create a national movement which will help support those living with dementia and their loved ones.
For more information click on the link below:
10 Things to know about dementia
The number of people with dementia in Ireland is expected to double in the next 20 years - to 113,000. In the Irish Independent newspaper, Dr Christine Fitzgerald describes the condition and how we can support those living with it. To read the article click on the following link:
Living Well with Dementia
Morning Ireland RTE Radio 1
How can the lives of people with Dementia be improved? Dr Caitriona Crowe, member of the National Dementia Strategy Working Group, discusses a pilot approach to improving the life experiences of people with dementia and Alzheimers disease
Project featured on UTV Ireland News 'live at 10'