Growing Excellence in Dementia Care - 10th International Dementia Conference

Date: Mon 16th April (Main Conference Day), Tues 17th April

(Workshop/Masterclass Day)

Venue: The Helix, DCU 

To book: Call 01 260 8138 or go to 


Ireland’s largest annual dementia event

Featuring expert speakers from Ireland and abroad – showcasing best practice nationwide – opportunity to network with 300+ peers – large exhibition hall


40+ speakers from Ireland, USA, Australia, UK & Europe

Plenary & Nine Parallel Sessions Day 1 – Four workshops Day 2.


Speakers include:

·         Prof Steven Sabat, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Georgetown

University, USA


·         Dr Suzanne Timmons, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead for

the National Dementia Office; Senior Lecturer, Centre for Gerontology and

Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University College Cork


·         Prof Chris Gastmans, Professor of Medical Ethics, Head, Centre for

Biomedical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven,



Free evening concert to celebrate creativity on the dementia journey and the 10th Anniversary of the event

An evening of music and dance with Debby Campbell, Vintage Youth, the Forget me Nots Choir and Katie Gallagher (6pm - 7pm, Conference Day 1, the Helix)

Debby Campbell, Glenn Campbell’s daughter, will be coming to Ireland to sing at this anniversary showcase concert that celebrates creativity on the dementia journey.

Vintage Youth (Dance Theatre of Ireland’s Seniors Dance

Ensemble), the Forget-me-nots Choir and singer songwriter Kate Gallagher

will also be performing. Entry is included in all conference tickets.

Families affected by dementia are invited to attend the concert free of

charge. The concert takes place in the Helix at 6pm on Day 1 of the



Who is Sonas apc? 

Sonas apc, a non-profit dementia training organisation focused on approaches that facilite communication and engagement for people on the dementia journey (see more at Established in 1996, we have statutory support since then, which has enabled us to subsidise the cost of our training and other services, and enabled us to engage in community-based support projects such as Alzheimer Cafes. 


Event partners & sponsors

Academic partner: The School of Nursing and Human Sciences at Dublin City University 

Advisory Panel: The National Dementia Office, Understand Together, the Irish Hospice Foundation, the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre, the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit (HSE West), Nursing Homes Ireland and TrinityHaus form our advisory panel. 

Event sponsors: Home Instead Senior Care (Main Sponsor), Homecare Medical (Associate Sponsor), Understand Together (Evening concert Sponsor)