Dementia Care Matters provided 2 exciting conferences in Ireland during 2012 and is looking forward to returning for the 2013 conference on 25th September 2013. 


2013 Conference

"Evidence Matters in Dementia Care in Ireland."



Ireland continues to enjoy Dementia Care Matter's "Person Centred Dementia Care" University Recognised Course with 60 participants attending the second Dublin course.


The first CORK course is due to start in February 2013 and the Dubin course 2013 in April.

For full details click here

Cork and Dublin course calendar   click here


The second "Leadership Matters in Dementia Care" course will commence in May 2013.

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Our FREE Membership Scheme welcomes members from Ireland 

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The second annual conference in Dublin was attended by 100 people on 25 September 2012

"Inspiring Compassionate Dementia Care in Ireland."       

Details and booking form    click here  Programme



Dementia Care Matters third Conference in Ireland was held in Cork on 7 November 2012 

"People living with a dementia - A recipe book for behaviours we may find difficult."

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Dementia Care Matters first conference in Dublin on  20 September 2011 was attended by 100 people and opened by Tracey Cooper, Chief Executive, HIQA

Lead by Dr David Sheard and Dementia Care Matters UK team, the day aimed proved to advance person centred and relationship focused dementia care in Ireland.    

Programme   Click here   



Dementia Care Matters first Butterfly Project in Ireland

Moorehall Lodge in Ardee has commenced working with our team with the aim of becoming the first Butterfly Service home in Ireland.  

Article published in the Sunday Business Post on 22 April by Alex Meehan

"Life among the butterflies"


Speaking engagements


"Intense listening - real advocacy for people living with a dementia" - David Sheard (Dr.)

National Advocacy Programme Conference - Phoenix Park, Dublin - 30 September 2011


"Achieving - real outcomes in dementia care: A case of Alice in Wonderland?" - David Sheard (Dr.)

OPeNN RCN Conference - Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim - 12 October 2011


"'BEING' not doing: person centred 'Attached' leadership not detached management" - David Sheard (Dr.)

HSE Conference - Cashel Palace Hotel, Tipperary - 7 November 2011


"No them and us - changing all care cultures, transferable lessons from dementia care" - David Sheard (Dr.)

Nursing Homes Ireland Conference - City West Hotel - 10 November 2011