12th International Dementia Conference

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12th International Dementia Conference (IRL)
15-16 June 2020
University College Dublin,
Organised by: 
Engaging Dementia (formerly Sonas apc)


Title: 12th International Dementia Conference

Theme: Transforming Care & Communities

Date: Mon 15th & Tues 16th June, 2020  

Venue: University College Dublin

Conference Academic Partner: School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University

This conference is well established as the leading annual dementia event in Ireland. Our aim is to bring together expertise, experience, innovation and passion, delivering a lively set of days that enhances delegates’ knowledge base and leads them to assess their own attitudes and practices. It is an opportunity to present your work to a large audience of peers.

Applications are invited for: 

1.       Short presentations (re project, service or research) (10-15 mins)

2.       Interactive sessions or demonstration of a creative arts/music/mindfulness/wellbeing approach (10 / 20 / 30 mins)

3.       Poster presentations  (re project, service or research)

Submit your abstract application at www.engagingdementia.ie

Deadline for applications Friday 6th March 2020.

If you wish to submit your application by email, contact us at conference@engagingdementia.ie and we will email the application form to you.


·         Interdependence and enablement

·         Improving dementia care pathways in acute care and the community

·         Wellbeing in the family home, nursing home or other setting

·         Engaging staff in person centred dementia care

·         Resilience

·         Design/technology and dementia

·         Creative arts initiatives

·         Therapeutic/psycho social approaches

·         Meeting the needs of people with intellectual disability and dementia

·         Meeting the needs of people with young onset dementia

·         Supporting people at end of life

·         Policy change to support better outcomes

The Conference 2020 Panel will adjudicate applications

For more information email: conference@engagingdementia.ie