Dr. Kate Irving made an appearance on Today with Sean O’Rourke on Wednesday, 22nd January 2013.
It is estimated there are currently 43,000 people in this country living with dementia. For sufferers and for their families, the onset of Alzheimer’s can be a very difficult and traumatic time. But a new project aims to make their every day errands easier by up-skilling everyone from post office workers to newsagents to make them aware of how best to deal with a person who appears to be a state of confusion.
Dr Kate Irving, Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at DCU joined Sean to provide some details on the initiative.