Sonas APC Dementia Conference -16th and 17th April

Sonas APC Dementia Conference -16th and 17th April

VCare and HCI are exhibiting at Sonas APC Dementia conference

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HCI is a team of healthcare professionals, with international expertise, which provides a complete solution for the development, and day to day administration, of compliance and quality management systems.

VCare Complete and HCI will be exhibiting at the Sonas APC dementia conference on the 16th and 17th of April.

Sonas APC is a registered charity which tackles dementia head-on, delivering Ireland’s biggest annual international dementia conference and educating staff in more than 400 nursing homes and hospitals nationwide.

Sonas APC Dementia conference | VCare Complete

Sonas APC Dementia conference is Ireland’s largest annual dementia event and includes:

  • Expert speakers from Ireland and abroad
  • Showcasing best practice nationwide
  • Opportunity to network with 300+ peers
  • Large exhibition hall
  • 40+ speakers from Ireland, USA, Australia, UK & Europe

Sonas APC Dementia conference Agenda

Day 1

08:30-09:30: Registration and tea/coffee

09:30-09:45: Introduction by Sinead Grennan, CEO Sonas APC

09:45-10:15: Helen Rochford Brennan, Chair, European Dementia working group. Real world research and change – International developments

10:15-11:15: Prof Steven Sabat, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Georgetown University, USA. An I-Thou approach to dementia care: “Engaging with” rather than “Doing to”

11:15-11:45am: Tea/coffee break

11:45-01:15: Parallel Sessions

  1. Human rights and dementia
  2. The acute care experience
  3. Life story and activities in residential care
  4. Building community supports
  5. Supporting assisted decision making: Guiding principles, case studies and research findings

01:15-02:15: Lunch

02:15-02:40: Guest speaker

02:40-03:30: Dignity-enhancing care for persons with dementia: An Ethical Framework

03:30-03:50: Towards appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication in dementia

03:50-04:30: An update on the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy in Ireland

04:30-04:45: Tea/coffee break

04:45-06:00: Parallel Sessions

  • Resilience and community connectedness
  • Growing excellence in residential care
  • Technology and dementia
  • Empowerment through creative connections

06:00-07:00: An evening of music and dance


Day 2

09:00am-10:00am: Registration and tea/coffee

10:00am-01:00pm: Workshops

  • A workshop in exquisite listening
  • Towards compassionate end of life care

01:00-01:45pm: Lunch

01:45-04:45: Afternoon sessions

  • Reminiscence through art and drama
  • Making Irish hospital more dementia friendly using a universal design approach


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