Dementia Coffee Morning, December 5th, “Bookworm”, Thurles, Co. Tipp.

Dementia Champion, Nurse Ursula Paine Reports:-

“#understand together”, is a public support, awareness and information campaign being led by the Health Service Executive (HSE), in association with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Genio campaign.

Ursula Paine

To promote this awareness and information campaign, we will hold a Coffee Morning in Bookworm, Liberty Square, Thurles, on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11.00am12.30pm.

Please Note: The first of such coffee mornings will begin on December 5th next 2018.

This first event will be attended by guests; Ms Kathy Ryan (Cashel), latter a member of the Irish Dementia Working Group, while Nurse Adviser Ms Amy Murphy of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will also be in attendance.

This Coffee Morning will begin with a discussion, followed by a relaxed conversation, where those attending can share their experiences, thoughts and ideas with others, or they can just sit and listen.

The leaders for this new Café experience [Ms Margaret Pollard, Ms Jennifer Manning and Ms Ursula Paine] come from a background in supporting care. They have an intimate knowledge of dementia and a real experience of talking to ‘Carers’ and people suffering from dementia.

When possible, each month, ‘Guest speakers’, will also be in attendance at these events.

While no membership fee is required, refreshments are purchased by those in attendance and ‘Carers’ are encouraged to stay and fully participate in any or all discussion.

“Dementia Champions, are passionate about those suffering from dementia and want to see our Tipperary community become fully dementia inclusive.  We will share our knowledge and drive required change through local community and business groups. We will link with other Dementia Champions to increase our network and support one another”, concluded Nurse Paine.

So, do remember the date, December 5th, 2018 next – Sure there’s nothing like a good chat!


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