Irish Minister of Education Norma Foley TD launches "Creating a Dementia Inclusive Generation" programme


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) was proud to host the national launch of the exciting, innovative "Creating a Dementia Inclusive Generation" Transition Year (TY) Programme and opened a picturesque new Memory Garden at its Rosemary Day Care Centre in Tralee, Co. Kerry, on 4 November. The launch and opening were officiated by Minister of Education Norma Foley TD, along with staff, volunteers, and guests. Senator Fiona O'Loughlin, Chair of the All-Oireachtas Committee on Dementia, also spoke at the event with ASI CEO Andy Heffernan, Head of Operations Siobhan O'Connor, and National Community Engagement Manager Cathryn O'Leary.
Kindly sponsored by The ASI’s Corporate Partners, Arthur Cox, the "Creating a Dementia Inclusive Generation" TY Programme aims to educate young people about dementia and its impact on people living with dementia, extended family and carers. The response to the Programme has been hugely positive, having proven to be popular with schools across Ireland. The programme was created in collaboration with the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) at St James’ Hospital, Dublin, and is an official Challenge Partner with An Gaisce – The Irish President’s Award.
Pictured: The Minister of Education (Ireland) Norma Foley TD launched the TY programme at the Rosemary Day Centre