The Friends of St. Patrick’s host successful Dementia Information Evening

For immediate release – July 16th, 2010

The Friends of St. Patrick’s Hospital recently hosted an information evening titled “Understanding Dementia and challenging behaviours that can arise”
Hosted by Barbara Murphy, Director of Nursing at St. Patrick’s Hospital, the topics included; person centred care approaches, communication strategies and understanding and managing challenging behaviour.
Keynote speaker Joanne Flood, RPN, MSc in Dementia, addressed the large attendance of staff, healthcare workers, carers and family on the evening.
If you or any of your family members are concerned about or affected by Dementia you can contact your G.P., St. Patrick’s Hospital on 051 848704. You can also visit or call Home Instead Senior Care Waterford on 051 333966.