Kate Irving, who has spent the last 20 years of her career working with people with Dementia, is clinical lead in the Memory Works clinic in the Healthy Living Centre, an initiative to decrease stigma and increase access to information about cognitive health promotion for all.
Kate talks to us about Four Myths of Dementia. She dispels the common myths of dementia by explaining the truth of dementia.
Kate is currently working in Dublin City University, where she is a senior lecturer in Mental Health Nursing and teaches a range modules. Previously she worked at University College Dublin as a lecturer. She completed her PhD in 2001 at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. Her thesis was entitled: Case studies in restraint use. Kate is a partner on an Erasmus programme ‘Positive about Dementia’ to establish a European, multidisciplinary Masters in dementia. Kate is the Lead in Partnership with Mary Manning in the HSE partnership project Dementia Skills elevator which develops capacity to care for people with dementia in communities and workplaces.
Kate is leading a national dementia training initiative: Dementia Skills Elevator, which aims to develop capacity in services and communities to better support people with dementia and their families.
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