New Dementia Advice Clinic Opens In Thurles

homeinstesdHome Instead Senior Care have announced a new service for the Thurles area.
Every Monday, Home Instead Senior Care will be running a dementia advice clinic in their Thurles office.

‘Dementia Expert,’ Geraldine Hoyne will be available for consultations about care issues and decisions families face after their loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimers.

Note: This consultation is completely free of charge, lasts around 45mins, and clinics are run every Monday.

Geraldine is a registered psychiatric nurse and is responsible for Home Instead Dementia Training Programme. Previous to joining Home Instead, Geraldine was Assistant Director of Nursing for the HSE (South Tipperary Mental Health Services.)

This consultation is not diagnostic, however the clinic can assist with the following:-

  • Understanding the illness. Symptoms and progression.
  • How to improve communication with someone with dementia.
  • How to build a care plan which offers quality of life.
  • How family carers can maintain their own quality of life.
  • Reminiscence Therapy.
  • Stimulating Activities for someone with memory loss.
  • Managing challenging behaviours.
  • Keeping the house safe.
  • Legal and financial planning.
  • The role of Home Instead Senior Care.

To book a clinic place, please Telephone 0504-91100,  Mon to Fri – 9:00am to 5:30pm.


1 comment to New Dementia Advice Clinic Opens In Thurles

  • Katie.

    Geraldine: This is great news for the Thurles people: From working with these people myself. I have experienced the confusing that can surround these problems. Geraldine I remember one lady who insisted on wearing several pieces of night clothing when I would take her out for a ride in my car and always wanted me to put on the Irish tapes which I always keep in my car for these type of outings. About the only thing that would settle her down. She was a lovely lady and just loved putting hair decorations in her hair from the shops. I needed eyes in the back of my head. But it was a most enjoyable time all the same. Its a great service Geraldine and I do hope the Thurles people who need this help will take this wonderful opportunity up and talk to you.

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