Press Release

Minister Hoctor launches the Report Social Space: Equal Place, The Social Club Model of Dementia Care

Máire Hoctor, TD, Minister for Older People today (18th September 2008) launched the Report, Social Space: Equal Place, The Social Club Model of Dementia Care. The Report, which was undertaken by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, explores the impact of a dementia friendly social network on both the person and their carer/partner.

Speaking at the launch the Minister said “The report that we are launching here today, explores the impact of these clubs on both the person and their carer, and highlights the benefits of providing a dementia friendly social network. It is an informative and thought provoking piece of research.”

Read the Minister’s speech