Upcoming Events & Courses

Engaging Dementia offers a wide range of accredited trainings and community events. We offer training in the Sonas Programme, Cognative Stimulation Therapy (CST), Dementia Friendly Gardening workshops and Activity Masterclasses. We also deliver Ireland’s largest annual dementia conference and host community based events throughout the year.

Dates of next training events

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Sonas 3-day Course

The 3-Day Sonas Course is suitable for Activity Co-ordinators, Care assistants, nurses, Allied Health professionals, and others caring for with people with dementia who wish to deliver the Sonas Programme

The Sonas Course is certified by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), with Category 1 accrediation (19 CEU points).

Sonas Course (S434)
Day 1: Friday 19 October, 2018
Day 2 (23 Nov, 2018), Day 3 (10 Dec, 2018)
Clayton Hotel, Galway
Sonas Course (S435)
Day 1: Tuesday 23 October, 2018
Day 2 (30 Nov, 2018), Day 3 (11 Jan, 2019)
Milford Care Centre, Castletroy
Sonas Course (S439)
Day 1: Friday 2 November, 2018
Day 2 (7 Dec, 2018), Day 3 (18 Jan, 2019)
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Sonas Licence Renewal Day

The 1-day Sonas Licence Renewal Training Day is focused on building on the Sonas Licensed Practitioner’s (SLP) skills.

This course is for Activity Co-ordinators, nurses, Allied Health professionals, care assistants, and other carers who have already completed the 3-day Sonas Course and the Sonas eModule in the previous two year Sonas Licence training cycles.

Sonas Licence Renewal Training Day (SLRD10)
Friday 26th October, 2018
The Clayton Hotel, Galway
Sonas Licence Renewal Training Day (SLRD11)
Tuesday 20th November, 2018
Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

If you have any difficulty booking your course online, please call us at 01 260 8138

Or call us directly to make the booking


And welcome to our new website. We are excited to announce that Sonas apc has changed its name to Engaging Dementia