Dementia Ireland is the brain child of Carmel Geoghegan who is an advocate and supporter of campaigns that keep the spotlight on Dementia and End of Life Care as a national health priority. Her priority is the development of practice and policies that respect people living with a dementia diagnosis. Carmel’s advocacy work stems from becoming primary carer for her late Mum Angela in January 2011 after Angela received a late diagnosis for vascular dementia. Carmel experienced first-hand the devastation that comes with a diagnosis, the loss of friends and family, the loneliness and social isolation that is a part of living with a diagnosis or caring/supporting a loved one with a diagnosis. Carmel now supports communities/families/individuals to live inclusive meaningful lives.
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The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2018 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.