Case study

Case Studies Mary Hickey MSc Dementia

Conferences /Presentations/Courses/Innovations

Feburary 2019
Development of Kilkenny Memory Supporters Group( Providing support for carers and family) in conjunction with Kilkenny Memory Support Group. Previously known as DREAM.(Providing peer support for people living in the early stages of dementia)

Feburary 2019
“Support me to be who I am” course reaccredited by NMBI 8 CEUs.#

December 2018
Developed Activity Memory Boxes

September 2018
Grantee from National Dementia Office to run post diagnostic supports, specifically Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

August 2018
Train the trainer in Homecare Workers Education Program . Dublin City University

August 2018
Train the trainer in Homecare Workers Education Program . Dublin City University.

May 2018
Presented Activities Poster at AIGNA Annual Conference, Galway

January 2018
Member of Guideline Development Group on The Appropriate Prescribing of Psychotrophic Medication in People with Dementia.(National Clinical Guideline)

January 2018
Developed and delivered 4 Community Awareness sessions of Dementia in Carlow and Kilkenny in Conjunction with Understand Together campaign.

May 2017
Oral and Poster presentation on Community Initiatives in Dementia at 9th National Sonas Conference, City West Hotel.

March 2017
Research published. Healthcare Workers Experiences of Using Activities with Persons Living with Dementia in Residential Care Settings. Journal of the All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association(JAIGNA) Vol 4,Issue 1,March2017

November 2016
Integrated Care Forum , Kilmainham Hospital Dublin. Poster presentation.

October 2016”
Support me to be who I am “ Activities Course awarded 6.5 CEUs from NMBI.

July 2016
Memory Matters Genio Project, in Carlow &Kilkenny. • Delivering National Dementia Training to >150 health care workers. • Production of “See Me” Video.

May 2016
AIGNA Conference Dundalk ,Winning Poster ”Establishing a Memory Clinic”. April 2016 Oral Presentation on DREAM at Palliative Care Research Conference ,UCC .

May 2016
DREAM Group members became part of the Irish Dementia Working Group

April 2016
Leadership &Innovations in Older Persons Summit, ONMSD Dublin Castle.Oral Presentation and poster presentation.” Establishing a Memory Clinic”

July 2015
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, University College London

November 2015
MSc Dementia , Trinity College Dublin

November 2014
Founded DREAM (Dementia Research Education and Research in Motion) Kilkenny. Peer support for people living in the early stages of dementia.

Supporting People with an Intellectual Disability-Who may be Deeply Forgetful and or Living with Dementia.

Healthcare Workers Experiences of Using Activities With Persons Living with Dementia in Residential Care Settings

Courses attended

  • Activity in Care Training
  • Reminiscence Training
  • Sonas
  • Imagination Gym practitioner
  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy


  • We also offer talks to Transition Year students free of charge and talks to older person groups at a nominal charge.


Call Tom Hickey @ 00 353 (0)85 7399497 or Mary Hickey @ 00 353 (0)87 7697408 for more information Email:


Training & Development For Dementia & Homecare Education

Nurses Training Courses

Dementia Training

Creating a dementia friendly business environment. Make your business dementia friendly. We will train staff in GP practices, retail areas, chemists, legal practices, post offices to name but a few Legal Issues

Homecare Education

Coaching on a one to one personal basis

Coaching on a one to one personal basis is an element of homecare that we can claim unrivalled expertise. With over 21 years in Public Sector industry our team is best placed to help you move on and reach YOUR goals!

Activity Memory Box

Training and Coaching Consultancy

• Trigger memories
• Stimulate conversation
• Help to re-inforce personal identity
• Create a sense of belonging
• Links to the past
• Sensory stimulation and tactile, touch, feel, smell.

We usually reply with 24 hours except for weekends. All emails are kept confidential and we do not spam in any ways.

Thank you for contacting us :)

Enter a Name

Enter a valid Email

Message cannot be empty