Sinéad has worked in the dementia field for over 16 years and is a founder of Ireland’s first Alzheimer Café. She is a graduate of Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin and Georgetown University. She has a diploma in person-centred dementia care from the University of Surrey and has a degree in psychology from University College Dublin.
A recent graduate of the National University of Ireland, Galway with a MSc International Accounting of Analytics. Previous experience of 3 years in accounting. An interest and passion for volunteering, photography and trekking.
Our Sonas Programme Tutors
Sarah is an Activity Coordinator and has been a Sonas Programme Tutor with Engaging Dementia since 2009. She has a diploma in person-centred dementia care from the University of Surrey.
Margot Banville Hogan is a Community Employment Supervisor, managing the training and development of a team of 26. She has a diploma in person-centred dementia care from the University of Surrey and has been a Sonas Programme Tutor Since 2009.
Margot believes that training in the Sonas Programme can enrich the quality and enjoyment of other activities, as the use of structure and repetition is so important to people with dementia. She has learnt that residents with dementia can still learn new material and retain it and this is very obvious in their participation in the Sonas sessions.
Marissa Butler McCarthy
Marissa has been a Sonas Programme tutor since 2009 and also leads our Licence Renewal Training Days. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Limerick and an MSc in Nursing Practice (Dementia) from Dublin City University.