National Dementia Showcase at Dublin City University

Source: Dublin City University

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: “The winners of the 2016 Dementia Elevator Innovation Awards were announced at the event and presented by Michael Fitzgerald, Head of Operations and Service Improvement, Older Person Services, HSE. The top award was claimed by Mary Walsh, speech and language therapist at St Mary’s Hospital in Dublin’s Phoenix Park who is using a picture-based communication system, Talking Mats, which helps involve people with dementia in the decision-making process regarding their condition, particularly at the end stage of dementia. Runners-up included Johanne Murphy, a senior physiotherapist in Naas General Hospital who is working with the SuperValu frontline staff to make shopping less complicated for the person with dementia through staff training and changes to the store environment; and Anchorlily, a Dublin-based company which creates bespoke blankets which uses images of significant life events to help anchor a person with dementia back to their identity, letting them interact with their memories.”

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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