Elevator were delighted to be featured recently in the Wexford press after a successful dementia training awareness session in collaboration with Bluebird Care Wexford and Wexford Chamber

There was a large turnout for the training in  which focused on Dementia Friendly business and retail outlets. To access the online dementia awareness programme for retail staff click here or to get involved in making your retail outlet dementia friendly contact ann-marie.coen@dcu.ie

Dementia Elevator First Newsletter

Checkout Dementia Elevator’s first newsletter which outlines project updates and training developments!  Read it here


Dementia training for customer care staff in Blanchardstown Centre

Elevator was delighted to work with some of the Blanchardstown Centre Customer Care team in delivering the dementia retail training programme to front line staff. This free programme provides skills and awareness to front line retail staff so they can support their customers who may have dementia.  To access  the online retail programme go to  http://dementiaelevator.ie/training-programmes/dementia-awareness-training/level-2-essential-skills-for-public-facing-workers/ (registration just takes a minute) or to find out more please contact ann-marie.coen@dcu.ie


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Some of the Blanchardstown Centre staff receiving their dementia training certificates of completion with Ann-Marie Coen, Development Officer, Dementia Elevator (2nd from R)



Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) launch Universal Guidelines for Dementia Friendly Dwellings

It is the authors aim that these guidelines will support the Universal Design Homes for Ireland Guidelines and will inform national policy and be used in practice by all stakeholders including those who commission, design, build, provide and occupy dwellings.

If new dwellings or alterations to existing dwellings are built in line with a Universal Design dementia friendly approach, it will help people to remain living at home and in their community independently and safely for as long as possible.

​ The document is available here. ​



Applications now open for Dementia Champions programme

Do you want to play a role in improving the lives of people with dementia? Why not apply for the  Dementia Champions  programme? Applications now open for the October 2015 intake!  Closing date is 14th August 2015. More information here  http://dcn.dementiaelevator.ie/dementia-champions/.

Retail Training

Dementia Elevator’s free, online training for Retail staff is now available! This programme will equip customer facing retail staff with skills to engage with and support customers who may have dementia.

Click here for more information and to register.

Elevator in Wicklow – The Wicklow People

Elevator is collaborating with Wicklow Dementia Friendly, who are working with retailers in Arklow. The training aims to give retailers the skills and tools to support people with memory concerns living in their local community.

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Dementia Elevator in the Media

Irish Times:

Dr. Kate Irving discussed the Elevator project in the Irish Times on 4 February, 2014, in the article Raising dementia awareness.

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Dr. Kate Irving featured on RTE

Dr. Kate Irving made an appearance on the RTE show – The Gene that Could End My Life, discussing the positive impact lifestyle improvements can have on the chance of developing dementia later in life.

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RTE Interview on Today with Sean O’Rourke

Dr. Kate Irving made an appearance on Today with Sean O’Rourke on Wednesday, 22nd January 2013.

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