Free Zoom Sessions:

Session 1:

At Home Activities Booklet: Benefits and Considerations for Use

Hosted on Monday, 29th June, 2020

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Session 2:

Why we all need to learn Mental Health First Aid

Hosted on Monday, 6th July, 2020

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Resilience building for people with dementia and carers: Addressing the challenges of the “new normal”

Hosted on Tuesday, 16th June, 2020.

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New! Virtual Dementia Café

Every Friday at 11am

The dementia café is open to people with dementia, their families, friends, healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in dementia. It is a warm and welcoming environment. It is similar to the Alzheimer Café Donnybrook (for further information see and involves a theme each week, with time for discussion. The virtual cafe lasts about 45 minutes. Future speakers will include Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Family Carers. The Virtual Dementia Café is part of Engaging Dementia’s establishment of a National Dementia Café Network. The project is funded by the National Dementia Office

Next cafe: Friday, 17th July at 11 am

Our guest speaker is Richie Molloy, Carer Supports Manager, Family Carers Ireland  

The theme is ‘How to create your own Emergency Care Plan.

How to attend

Join this week’s Virtual Dementia Café by clicking on this button:

To support you to engage in meaningful activities with a person with dementia, whether you work in a nursing home or are a family carer, we have some free resources. 

If you are interested in being notified of new resources as they are developed, please sign up to our newsletter below.

The Sonas Programme

Ireland’s leading therapeutic activity for people with dementia.

Now in more than 280 nursing homes nationwide.

Upcoming Events & Courses

Sonas Three Day Training – Limerick (S452)
Day 1 - Fri 25 Sep, Day 2 - Fri 23 Oct, Day 3 - Fri 4 Dec
Milford Care Centre
Sonas Licence Renewal Day – Dublin (SLRD21)
Friday, 2 October 2020
Avila Carmelite Centre
Sonas Three Day Training – Galway (S455)
Day 1 - Fri 9 Oct, Day 2 - Fri 30 Oct, Day 3 - Fri 20 Nov
Clayton Hotel
Sonas Licence Renewal Day – Cork (SLRD22)
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Clayton Hotel Silver Springs
3-step Activities Plan Workshop Limerick
Friday 16th October 2020
Milford Care Centre
Sonas Three Day Training – Dublin (S453)
Day 1 - Fri 16 Oct, Day 2 - Fri 13 Nov, Day 3 - Fri 8 Jan 2021
Avila Carmelite Centre
All Training

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