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Upcoming CPD Event: SLT Perspectives in Dementia Care

Posted by | Cpd Officer | Date: 29 Apr 2021 | 09:36am

SLT Perspectives in Dementia Care


ACCD SIG & SLT Dementia Network Supported By IASLT

Tuesday 25th May 2021 9.30-12.30


9.30- 9.45 Welcome from SIGs & IASLT

9.45-10.10 Dementia Care in the context of Dysphagia and Delirium with End of Life Case Study. Sarah McDonagh, Senior SLT SVUH

10.10-10.30 The ‘Deliriumagenic’ Nature of COVID- 19: A Retrospective Case Series Analysis in a Dublin Acute Teaching Hospital. Caoimhe Langan and Fiona O’Donoghue, SVUH

10.30-11.00 Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for People with Dementia: An SLT Intervention Study. Emma Finch, Senior SLT MMUH

11.30-12.00 Communication & Capacity: Meeting the Needs of People with Dementia in Decision Making. Sophie Furey, Senior SLT SCH

12.00-12.30 Caring Conversation Training: Updates from a NDO funded project. Suzanna Dooley, Clinical Specialist SLT, SCH.


Presenters include

Sophie Furey MSc.,CSLS: is a senior SLT who is currently working on a reablement team in St. Columcille’s hospital. Sophie has experience working with people with dementia across settings in primary care, on a care of the elderly ward and in a long-term care setting. Sophie is a dementia champion and trainer in talking mats and has a particular interest in supporting the people with cognitive communication difficulties in decision making.


Suzanna Dooley PhD., CSLS. MIASLT:  is a clinical specialist SLT in dementia in St. Columcille’s Hospital.  Her teaching, practice and research focuses on the assessment of cognitive communication disorders in dementia and the development of conversation coaching interventions for people with dementia and their supporters. She completed here PhD in 2020 and currently teaches the UG level dementia course in TCD.  She has developed the Profiling Communication Abilities in Dementia (P-CAD) assessment which is in production. She lives in Dublin with her husband, twins and two dogs.


Emma Finch BSc CSLS: is a senior SLT working in the Mater Hospital. She has also worked in various hospital and community trusts in London. She completed her BSC in TCD and is completing her MSc in UCC. She is particularly interested in providing communication interventions to people with dementia in acute care settings.


Date: Tuesday 25th May 2021

Time: 9.30 -12.30

Location: Online

Fee: €5  for those who are members of IASLT and AACD SIG/ Dementia Network

€10 for members of IASLT OR members of AACD SIG/ Dementia Network

€50  for non-members of AACD SIG/ SLT Dementia Network or IASLT




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