Workshop on creative responses to “wandering” by people with dementia

January 23 2014, 10:02am

Sonas APC

International Dementia Workshop

30th January 2014, Education Centre, St Luke's Home, Cork.

There are over 44,000 people in Ireland living with dementia. "Wandering" is a common and dangerous behaviour associated with this condition.

An International Dementia Workshop will be held with top UK dementia expert Prof Jan Dewing. This much anticipated workshop will focus on the issue of wandering and will take place in Cork on the 30th of January.

Top UK expert Professor Jan Dewing is Head of Person-centred Research and Practice Development, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Canterbury Christchurch University, Kent, England. She also holds a Visiting Professorship in Australia with the University of Wollongong and is an Honorary Research Fellow with the University of Ulster. Professor Jan Dewing will be delivering an exclusive workshop in Wander-walking-Evidence and Creative Responses. This issue has been the subject of considerable concern following the tragic death of Mura Reynolds in 2008. The incident has highlighted the detrimental risks of ‘’wandering’’ by people living with dementia and how important it is for health care professionals working in this area to increase their knowledge and understanding of this issue.

Event Details:

Wander-walking- Evidence and Creative Responses, 1-day workshop with Prof. Jan Dewing
Venue: Education Centre, St Luke's Home, Cork.
Date: Thurs 30th Jan, 2014
Attendance Fee: Early bird rate €90. Standard Attendance Fee €100.
Refreshments and a light lunch included.