Pop-up Alzheimer Café – World Alzheimer day

September 21st, 2018

As part of World Alzheimer Day, St James’s Hospital hosted a pop-up Alzheimer Café in the Mercer’s Institute of Successful Ageing (MISA). The  event featured talks from dementia advocates Ronan Smith, Máire Anne Doyle and Nora Owen. It was MC’ed by Engaging Dementia CEO Sinéad Grennan, who also made the official announcement that Sonas apc has changed its name to Engaging Dementia.

Understand Together Moments in Time Garden officially opens in Arklow

August 10th, 2018

The Understand Together: Moments in Time Garden has officially been opened in its new home in Arklow.

The garden, designed by the Dementia Friendly Garden Team of TrinityHaus, Newtown Saunders and Engaging Dementia (formerly Sonas apc), is a friendly and inclusive space specifically designed to support the needs of people living with dementia. It originally appeared at Bord Bia’s Bloom in the Park festival, where it won a bronze award, and has since been relocated. The garden was fully sponsored by the Dementia Understand Together Campaign, of which Engaging Dementia is a partner.

The garden was officially opened by Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, at its new location in the Arklow Duck Pond, Nature Walk & Leisure Area in Co. Wicklow.

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