Quarterly Newsletter of the Alzheimer Society of I
Volume 21 Issue 4 Winter 2004
Dementia Recognition Awards 2004
New Support Network
Christmas Message National Conference 2004 - Donegal
The theme of this year’s National Stephen Lavery, Senior Development Officer,
Another year has slipped away. Meanwhile
Conference was - 'Forget-me-not', Valuing Alzheimer Society (Northern Ireland Region)
the work of the Society goes on, quietly,
Volunteers and People with Dementia - and it spoke of working with volunteers. He
discreetly, constantly, helping those ‘who
proved very popular with all those who described the organisation of the Society in
cannot remember’, aiding and assisting
attended. The Conference was held on the the North and the need to restructure to
those who care for them. The real
12th and 13th November at the Holiday Inn, enable it to meet the changes facing
understanding of the work was forcibly
Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Voluntary Bodies to comply with
brought home to me in participating in the
Government policies.The possibility of closer
Annual Dementia Recognition Awards
links with ASI was discussed. Winifred Bligh,
2004 and in meeting the recipients of the
ASI Director, gave us her reflections on
awards at the National Conference in
volunteers and volunteering. Winifred, with
Donegal. Their extraordinary generosity
her great experience, is always worth
and commitment, whether volunteer,
listening to. Her definition of a volunteer is a
advocate, dementia worker, doctor or
model to be followed. John Watchorn,
carer is wonderful to contemplate in the
Helpline Volunteer, gave a moving account of
modern self-centred society that we live
why he volunteered and of the work of a
in. It is impossible to overvalue the
immense help, solace and support which
the Society and its members can bring to Immediately after lunch there were three
an individual or family confronted with the After opening the conference, Pat 'the Cope' workshops; Activities for the Person with
devastating problem of dementia and its Gallagher is presented with a memento of the Dementia; Developing and Sustaining
profound effects on the lives of those occasion. (l-r) Maurice O'Connell, CEO ASI; Dr. Support Groups; and The Long Goodbye:
concerned. Niall Tierney, Chairman ASI; Pat 'the Cope' Loss and Grief in Dementia. These proved
Gallagher TD; and Anthony Gallagher, Chairman very popular and enabled delegates to get
Unfortunately, this is an issue that is going Donegal Branch ASI together and share experiences and learn
to be with us into the future.We live in an
from one another.
ageing society and the success in dealing
Dr Niall Tierney, Chairman of the Board of
with disease and sickness, which enables us
Directors of ASI., spoke briefly before inviting
to live longer, will create an ever increasing
Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher, Minister of Marine
demand for the services we have to offer.
at the Department of Communications,
We in the Society must position ourselves
Marine and Natural Resources, to formally
to meet this challenge. We must organise
open the proceedings. The Minister spoke
and equip ourselves to enable us to
warmly of the valuable work being done by
respond to the needs and demands of
the Society and the significant contribution it
those we seek to serve. Indeed, we
is making to the health services of the
should be leaders in bringing to bear all
country. He referred especially to the
that the latest advances in the care of
achievements of the Donegal Branch under
dementia sufferers that are available with
the leadership of their Chairman Anthony
particular emphasis on maintaining the
Gallagher. This had been recognised by the Delegates listen attentively to Stephen
unique dignity of every individual.
Society last year when Anthony received a Lavery's presentation on 'Working With
The Society is like an extended family Dementia Recognition Award. Volunteers'.
united in a common purpose. Individually
Following the formal opening, the conference
we may have different ways of doing
got down to business. The first session, The fourth session was chaired by Dr. Niall
things, a different order and priority, but
‘Valuing People with Dementia’, was chaired Tierney (Chairman, ASI). Trutz Haase,
we all share in a desire to help and assist
by Alastair McKinney (Donegal Branch). Jim Researcher, presented his research findings
where we can. All of us, whether
Jackson CEO, Alzheimer Scotland, gave the on the early onset of dementia and the need
volunteer carers, professional staff, branch
keynote address. He delivered an excellent to recognise this important group. The final
members or working in National Office
expose of the experience in Scotland, its speaker was Dr. Suzanne Cahill, Director
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work together to ensure the best possible
present position and the challenges and Dementia Services, Information and
care is provided for our loved ones. We
developments that lie ahead. Marie Moore Development Centre, who gave a very
need each other to achieve our purpose.
spoke from the perspective of one living with extensive overview of the emerging issues
We welcome into our family all the new
dementia and the changes she had made to and of current thinking. She stressed the
staff that joined us this year. We hope they
enable her to lead a full life. We were all need for a deeper awareness of the ethical
will be happy with us and enjoy working
impressed by her courage and optimism. Dr problems relating to dementias. Maurice
Ken Mulpeter, Consultant Geriatrician, spoke O’Connell, CEO, ASI, summed up the
Finally, may I say what a privilege and great of the difficulties of getting a definitive proceedings and thanked all who contributed
pleasure it is to have the opportunity to diagnosis, of the need to involve General to conference. Anthony Gallagher, Chairman
work with so dedicated a team of people. Practitioners in the recognition and Donegal Branch, then concluded the
management of dementia sufferers. He also conference.
I wish you all a very happy and peaceful
discussed the limitations of medical
Christmas and New Year. Congratulations and thanks to Anthony
Gallagher and everyone from the Donegal
After a coffee break the second session Branch for their hard work in hosting this
- 'Valuing Volunteers' - chaired by Eamon year’s conference and for the warm welcome
Chairman, Board of Directors.
Brogan (Donegal Branch) got under way. that awaited every attending delegate.
Dementia Recognition Awards 2004
A wise person once said, "Dedication is not what others expect of
you, it is what you can give to others" and this was never more clearly
exemplified than at the 2004 Annual ASI Dementia Recognition
Awards ceremony, which took place following the close of the
National Conference in Donegal on 13th November last. Acting as
MC on the night, Phil Cawley of TodayFM, paid tribute to the large
number and high standard of nominations received again this year and
highlighted the degree of dedication and selfless effort shown by all
the nominees in the 5 different categories. John Hume was on hand
to present several of the awards, as was Paul Kavanagh (Shire
Pharmaceuticals) and Winifred Bligh (founding member).
The event was co-sponsored by Shire Pharmaceuticals again this year
and we would like to thank them for their continued support.
Celebrating their recognition in the Doctor Category are (Front row l-r)
Dr. Anthony Delap (Award Recipient); Mr. John Hume (Special guest); Dr.
Thomas McBride (Special Achievement Award) with the Chairman and
members of the Donegal Branch.
(l-r) Elsie owes
(Adare) receives her
(l-r) Brian Holland (Sligo), recipient
Noreen O'Keeffe (Limerick), pictured of the Volunteer Award with Paul
receiving her Dementia Worker Award Kavanagh, Sales Manager, Shire
from, Paul Kavanagh, Sales Manager, Pharmaceuticals (sponsors).
Shire Pharmaceuticals (sponsors)
Noreen O'Keeffe (Limerick), pictured The 2004 Award Winners
receiving her Dementia Worker Award Category Winner Special Recognition
from, Paul Kavanagh, Sales Manager, Advocate Jo Stack (Limerick) Gerry Farrell (Sligo)
Shire Pharmaceuticals (sponsors)
Doctor Dr. Anthony Delap (Donegal) Dr. Thomas Mc Bride (Donegal)
Dementia Worker Noreen O’Keefe (Limerick) Margaret Whitehead (Dublin)
Volunteer Brian Holland (Sligo) Elsie Lowes (Adare)
Carer Mary Kehoe (Dublin) Ursula Pinedaa (Cork)
Support Network for Carers of Persons with
Frontotemperal Dementias (FTD) and closely related disorders such as
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration
There has been a growing request for support and information The meeting is open to carers from around the country
for carers of people with Frontotemperal Dementias (FTD) although we are locating the venue in Dublin. Regional
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and closely related disorders such as Supranuclear Palsy and developments may follow later. The first two meetings have
Corticobasal Degeneration. To respond to this need The been planned for January 26th and February 23rd 2005. The
Alzheimer Society of Ireland, in collaboration with the MIRA meetings will start at 7.30 pm and run for about 2 hours with
Clinic, St. James’s Hospital and in consultation with Dr Tim a break for a cup of tea.
Lynch’s team in the Mater Hospital, is setting up a monthly
Currently the Society is trying to determine an exact location
support group. It is hoped that carers will find it helpful to meet
so that we can make it as accessible as possible to as many as
others who are dealing with similar situations and issues.
possible. Therefore, if you are interested in attending the
The meetings will be facilitated by The Alzheimer Society of meetings or receiving our list of information resources, we
Ireland. Members of the support group, together with the would appreciate it if you contact Angela Keegan, Projects
facilitator, will decide what they would like discussed at their Manager at the Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Office
meetings. To kick-start the process the format for the first two 01-2846616 or e-mail email@example.com
meetings will be slightly different. These meetings will provide
Early in the New Year Angela will get back to those who make
an opportunity to receive information from professionals
contact with her to send out details on the venue and
working in the area, as well as allowing time to network with
programme for the evening.
other carers and discuss common issues and experiences.
Principles standard of physical care and nutrition,
the psychological care of the person is
sound encouraging, and the person
with dementia encouraged to
of Person- crucial.
The principles of Person-Centred-Care
✪ Relaxation – the atmosphere care
Centred-Care must focus around the need to support
the person, ensuring his/her emotional
staff work in should be unrushed,
with care staff working calmly
well-being. However well furnished the alongside residents, and no one
This article explores some of the home is, or indeed how well the person under unnecessary pressure.
practical and philosophical approaches is ‘cleaned and fed’, if attention is not
involved in Person-Centred-Care - a paid to his/her emotional well-being the The person with dementia may not be
core principle underpinning the work of person with dementia is not being able to express why he/she feels hurt or
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. valued as a whole person. To this end, upset (he/she may have forgotten what
the whole life of the home should focus was said or done to him/her) but the
Personhood: The underlying principle negative feeling can remain, just as a
of Person-Centred-Care is that the on the six key principles set out below.
positive feeling will remain after the
person with dementia is respected as a These principles of respect for the person has been helped or praised,
fellow human being who happens to person with dementia should form the even though the words are forgotten.
have some special needs. Kitwood cornerstones of life in Care Home/Day One negative comment or action may
identified what makes someone a Care environments: not cause the person damage, but if the
person and what enables that person to culture of the Care Home/Day Care is
feel valued (well being) and the damage ✪ Holding – both physical and
psychological, supporting them one of negativeness, reprimand or task
that can be done by other humans to a allocation, repetitive negative
person, causing them distress (ill-being) either with a hug, holding their
hand, or giving emotional support approaches will cause long term harm
(Kitwood 1997c). to the person with dementia. That
by showing you understand their
feelings. person may then respond with
We accord an individual the status of a behaviour traditionally viewed as
✪ Validation – acknowledging the
‘challenging.’ The person may express
person when we acknowledge: person’s experience and emotion
his/her frustration as anger, aggression
✪ His/her unique make up as an is real; denying their experience
or by wanting to leave the home.
individual. denies their feelings.
Alternatively, the person may turn
✪ His/her place in the human group. ✪ Facilitation – enabling a person to inwards and become so demoralised
✪ His/her needs. do what they can for themselves that he/she sees no point in trying to
(staff should just do the bits they care for themselves, and so becomes
✪ His/her value simply because he is
can’t). more dependent in his/her physical care
a human being.
✪ Celebration – the care staff and needs.
✪ His/her rights.
older person enjoy life together,
working in partnership and as Developing Person-Centred-Care
To support this, he adds four key equals. in a care home/day centre
elements: ✪ Stimulation – the pleasurable
I hope this brief introduction to the
✪ Personal worth – we must feel stimulation of the senses, the
philosophy and practice of Person-
wanted by somebody. environment should smell, look and
Centred-Care will be enough to
✪ Agency – we can have an effect on
the world around us (we can make
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things happen, and make choices).
✪ Social Confidence – we can trust
the people we are with.
✪ Hope – we must always feel that
things can be better.
Personhood and personal worth are
elements of being that everyone would
aspire to, regardless of what disease
labels they have attached to them.
Key Elements – In caring for people
with dementia, we have to ensure that
every aspect of the person’s self is cared
for and supported. As well as a high Hugging heightens as individual’s sense of personal work which is key in Person-Centred-Care
Service managers have to ensure that
the organisation underpins the
✪ Good recruitment procedure.
✪ Attitude-focused induction
✪ Philosophy-focused training and
✪ Ensuring time for staff
✪ Ensuring supervisory support is
✪ Ensuring regular review of the
philosophy of the day care and
how that is being lived.
Involving people with dementia in activities they can do,
✪ Making available appropriate care
such as chopping rhubarb, is very important.
encourage managers and supervisors to ✪ Residents standing up to walk and ✪ Providing furniture and furnishings
begin examining what really happens in repeatedly being sat down by staff. that are positive – ie of good
the Care Home/Day Centre by looking ✪ Residents being chastised for quality, not necessarily plastic or
from the position of a spectator at the ‘making a mess’ with a pot plant damage resistant and that
life of the residents. they were looking at. recreational equipment is available.
Sitting in the lounge of the Day Care ✪ Encouraging staff to actively engage
Centre and just watching life from the Once the observer has begun to get a the residents in the life of the
residents’ point of view can enable the flavour of life in the Care Home/Day Home.
observer to see whether they are being Centre lounge, they can begin to help
cared for as people who happen to other staff to examine their own Direct and non-direct care workers
have dementia or are they being cared practice and attitudes towards the should ensure that:
for as ‘Doris the Lewybody and Bert the residents. The first and most important
Alzheimer’s?’ (Kitwood 1997).
✪ The residents are known to staff as
principle to establish among all the staff
people, by obtaining life histories
Honesty of the observer, an hour to sit in the home is that they really
and ensuring appropriate activity is
and watch life and an understanding of understand and believe that the staff
the basic principles of Person-Centred- and the residents are equals, and that
any discriminatory language or action is ✪ The routine of Home/Day Centre
Care set out below, is all that is required
dispelled. Once this belief system is is truly resident-focused and
for this exercise.
established, with reinforced education home-focused.
and training, the home can become an ✪ They do inform temporary or new
The observer may see: environment that will encompass staff of the philosophy and that
✪ A momentary hug from a care Person-Centred-Care. The philosophy negative attitudes are
assistant to a resident. has to be a total belief system. Recent
research has identified that just training
✪ A compliment on their choice of ✪ Appropriate risk assessments are
staff in isolation is not enough to ensure
clothes. employed with the principle of
Person-Centred-Care works (Woods,
✪ A passing chat with a resident as Linter & Phair 2000). The organisation, empowerment and managed risk
the staff do their work. support staff and care staff must ensure rather than negative paternalism.
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A conversation between two that time, equipment and resources are ✪ Residents are encouraged to help
residents resulting in them sharing available to support the direct care staff
around the Home/Day, Care, with
a biscuit in this philosophy. Organisational issues
staff within the limits of safety and
✪ The general assistant asking a and time for communication are also
vital if care is going to be delivered in their ability.
resident to help lay the table, or
arrange the flowers, smelling them this way. ✪ Clients are welcomed into
and touching them. anyone’s office at any time; unless
Staff at every level, have a role to play in
the development of Person-Centred- the information being handled is
Or, sadly, the observer may see:
✪ Residents calling for assistance and
✪ Residents being moved with a Many thanks to Amy Murphy, Manager of the ASI Day Care Centre in
hoist without being told what is Mallow, for compiling this article. Amy is a Nurse and has completed year
happening to them. one of a Degree in Dementia Care at Bradford University.
Dublin City Marathon Toyota Ireland –
October Bank Holiday Monday marked the 25th Anniversary
of the Dublin City Marathon. This year we had a strong Proud Sponsor of The
turnout of ASI runners (25), including our very own Finance
Manager, Conor Crowley. We applaud Conor and all of our
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awe-inspiring runners for their tremendous efforts.
For the past nine years, Toyota Ireland has generously
On completion of the sponsored ASI with the loan of one of their vehicles. Their
Dublin City Marathon
loyal support has been essential in the operations of numerous
2004, his first ever
attempt to run a campaigns, especially our national campaigns Tea Day and
marathon, Paul Brophy Alzheimer Hero Day. It is a genuine honour to have the
Director AIB Investment steadfast support of Toyota Ireland and we thank them for their
Managers Ltd. presents continued assistance.
a cheque for €6,550
to Maurice O’Connell.
Our thanks and
congratulations to Paul
on this outstanding
Halloween Head Shave
This Halloween, in
an evening filled
with lots of
fun…and a little
pain, 20 men
honour of The
Alzheimer Society Pictured is Ian Corbett of Toyota Ireland and
of Ireland.The Orla Concannon, ASI Fundraising Manager
Pictured are Liam Clarke & friends lads involved
with Orla Concannon didn’t just change
into Halloween costumes but rather shaved their heads and
King of Greystones
beards and waxed their legs and chests! Liam Clarke Triathlon Challenge
organised the profitable event, which was held in The Lucan
We are extremely grateful to the members of The Greystones
Inn, Co Dublin, and managed to convince his friends to take
Triathlon Association for selecting The Alzheimer Society of
part in the charitable festivities. A generous check of €5000
Ireland as their chosen charity for the 2nd Annual Greystones
was presented to Orla Concannon. Many thanks to all
Triathlon challenge. The event took place on a gorgeous day
this past August and was a huge success with athletes from
near and far participating in a competitive ‘mini’ triathlon. This
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year’s challenge brought in an amazing €28,000!
Our sincere thanks to the athletes and to The Greystones
Pictured are some of the residents and staff of the Padre Pio Rest Home
in Cappoquin,Waterford handing over a cheque of €3527.57 to the West
Waterford Home Care Service - the proceeds of their Tea Day. The photo
includes the Matron Mary Flynn, Chairperson of the West Waterford Pictured (l-r) are King of Greystones Triathlon Challenge Association
Branch - Liam Douglas, Home Care Co-ordinator - Mary Watters and members Damien McKeever, Alison Heasly, Feargal McKenna & Shane
other Committee members. McKenna with the women's event winner, Andrea McDonald.
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Glamour and Glitz in aid of
Alzheimer’s unit in Athy Hospital
Monasterevin’s Hazel Hotel was the venue for a night of glitz
and glamour in October, when around 400 people attended a
Charity Fashion Show in aid of the Alzheimer’s unit in Athy
Hospital. The event, which included a cheese and wine The first annual Alzheimer Hero Day took place on Friday 15th
reception, Elvis Show and a Best Dressed Lady competition, October. Transition Year Students from across the length and
raised €5,000 in total for the unit. Thank you to everyone breath of Ireland, joined volunteers and supporters of the
involved in organising and supporting this successful evening. Society in selling Hero Day Frames and Badges on the streets,
to their friends and neighbours and even outside football
matches! The day generated both finances for the Society and
Great Walk 2005 awareness about who we are and what we do. Monies are
still coming in and we would ask anyone who has not yet
Have you heard about Karen Churches and the Kellogg’s
banked their Alzheimer Hero Day monies to do so without
Cornflakes ‘Great Walk 2005’? Karen will be setting off in April
delay please. Thank you.
next year to walk from John O’Groats, through Ireland and on
to Land’ End by September 17th. There will be a series of
interconnecting 10K walks run in conjunction providing
company for Karen and an excellent opportunity to fundraise
for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and other organisations.
However, there are only 10 places on each interconnecting
walk so if you are interested in participating don’t hesitate to
contact Orla Concannon on (01) 2846616 for further
information and dates for the Irish walks.
A strong awareness campaign aimed at 10 to 12 year old
Primary School pupils and Transition Year students preceded
Alzheimer Hero Day, and has been received very positively
by both teachers and students alike. Some schools are
contacting the Society, inviting us to speak to their students
about dementia and about the work of the Society. Where Taoiseach Bertie Aherne is presented with the first Alzheimer Hero Day
possible, we are facilitating these requests with the help of the badge by transition year students during the launch of the new national
relevant local branch. Thank you to the local branches and
volunteers that have facilitated these requests to date.
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Dear Grandma Book
On September 21st this year we launched a new children’s
book, ‘Dear Grandma’, and every primary school in the
country was presented with of a copy as a gift for their
\library. The book is about Grandma – who has
Alzheimer’s disease – and the experiences of Shane and
his sister Zoe who go to their grandparents house every
day before and after school. We see how the children
come to terms, often better than their parents, with
different situations that occur, some of them sad, some of
them funny. Parents, teachers and children who have read
the book have all given very positive feedback about both
Des Mulligan, Regional Officer – West & North West, joins Principal Margaret
Naughton and captivated 5th and 6th class pupils of St. Marys National School, the content and the book’s ability to inform young children.
Athlone as Senator Mary O’Rourke reads from Dear Grandma as part of an Copies of Dear Grandma are available for purchase by
Alzheimer Hero Day Alzheimer Awareness Day. contacting Sarah O’Callaghan at (01) 2846616.
Thank You Dementia Matters’
Many, many volunteers and staff across the country worked
Alzheimer Europe’s 15th European Conference
extremely hard to ensure the success of the first annual
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Alzheimer Hero Day – far too many people to mention Killarney, Co. Kerry from the 9th to the 12th June
individually. MANY THANKS to everyone involved. Your 2005
contribution of time, effort and enthusiasm was invaluable. The
We have been busy planning a
success of this year’s campaign gives us a great foundation for the
comprehensive programme for Alzheimer
years ahead. Thank you again.
Europe’s 15th European conference, the
Many celebrities from different fields also issued their support to theme of which is ‘Dementia Matters’.
Alzheimer Hero day in a range of different ways and we would We wish to provide a stimulating and
also like to thank them for their contribution. informative forum that will draw people
into our world and promote the
conviction that Dementia is a matter for
Coming Soon - everyone. We are currently distributing
Online Alzheimer Clinic the 2nd announcement - Call for Papers.
If you are interested in obtaining a hard copy of the programme
The Society has teamed up with irishhealth.com to develop what
please contact Conference Organisers Ltd, Clifton House,
will be Ireland’s definitive online resource for people with Lower Fitzwilliam St. Dublin 2, ph 01-6620125, e-mail
Alzheimer’s disease their carers and professionals. The Alzheimer firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.alzheimer-
Clinic, which will be launched before the New Year, will feature an conference.org. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for
audiovisual area with contributions from Prof. Brian Lawlor of St. oral or poster presentation, the deadline is February 4th 2005.
Patrick’s Hospital, Dublin. It will also feature extensive resources Abstracts can only be submitted on line via the conference
on dementia – including detailed information on medical, social, website.
legal and emotional issues – plus a symptoms advice tool and an
online ‘discussions’ area where people can exchange information
and advice. The Clinic is being supported by an educational grant
from Pfizer Healthcare (Ireland).
Pictured with Maurice
O'Connell, CEO, Alzheimer Ursula Collins joined the
Society of Ireland, Society as Assistant
announcing the new Regional Officer in October
Alzheimer Clinic on and is assisting Ray Keane in
Irishhealth.com were: (l-r) the Southern Region. She
John Gibbons, MD,
has worked in the Health &
MedMedia Group; Dave
Shannahan, MD, Pfizer Social Care field for the past
Healthcare (Irl); and 18 years, working in the
Declan Connolly, Brand Manager, Pfizer Healthcare (Irl). private, statutory and
voluntary sectors both here and in the U.K. Ursula has a
✝ particular interest in the development of services in the
community, having worked with a number of service-user-led'
organisations and she continues to be committed to this practice.
IN MEMORIAM She is also committed to staff development and as a CIPD
(Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) member
Annie Murphy Arthur Sheridan Michael J Cannon strives to keep abreast of best practice in the field. Ursula is
Sarah Hurley Phillip McLaughlin Peter Keely looking forward to building on the work done by the southern
John Moloney John DK Ross Catherine Brady branches over the years and hopes that she can assist them in
meeting the challenges of delivering services in this modern
Eva Begg Wilfred Weir Tom Moran contract culture. We welcome Ursula and we wish her well.
Sister Rose Robin Rusk Peg McManus
Sister Consilio Kathleen Reid Nicholas Thorpe We would like to introduce our new Case Manager in Dublin
Frank Martin Géaroid William Kane West, Rose Knott. Rose has joined us from the IWA where she
O’Maoilmhichil worked as an Assisted Living Co-ordinator. Rose has professional
Kathleen Doyle qualifications in both general and psychiatric nursing. She has
wealth of experience working within the acute care and
May they Rest in Peace community services settings both providing care and
co-ordinating services. Welcome, Rose, to the team.
oASIs was edited by Sarah O’Callaghan, Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Address: Alzheimer House, 43 Northumberland Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Phone: 01-284 6616 Fax: 01-284 6030
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Society of Ireland.
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