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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 www.alzheimercafe.ie) 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

This week’s Virtual Dementia Café takes place on:

Friday 23rd October at 11am

Guest: Liz Ryan, National Concert Hall – Tea Dance Tunes  

The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland invites people living with dementia, their carers and families to gather for an interactive performance of favourite songs and music!

Join musician Liz Ryan for an online mini-session of one of our Tea Dance Tunes concerts. Featuring popular ballads and seasonal songs, we hope you’ll enjoy singing along, having a cuppa, and perhaps even a dance!

Liz Ryan is a professionally trained singer with a diverse career spanning more than 25 years in Ireland. She trained with the late Evelyn Dowling and together with her husband, she runs the Drawing Room Opera Company. Since 2012 Liz has been delighted to work with the National Concert Hall with both the Health & Harmony outreach programme and Tea Dance Tunes concerts, two successful initiatives bringing music and chat to people living with dementia.

How to attend

Join a 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. 

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