• Country


  • Category

    Aged care

  • Type of innovation

    Leisure and social engagement

Good practices to fight social isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Therapeutic Activities and Social Engagement Call Support was developed for people living with dementia and their family carers who attended day-care prior to COVID-19. It was developed in response to the cessation of dementia services and to meet need in the absence of usual day care supports.

This service seeked to address needs and mitigate issues arising from the temporary closure of day care, recognising that a lack of activity opportunities can result in responsive behaviours, boredom, loneliness, and the need for mental and social stimulation while reducing carer stress.

The aim of the service is to engage with the client and family carer either through a social engagement call and /or a variety of activities disseminated, which are stimulating and varied to maintain well-being.

Meet your expert guides

CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Pat McLoughlin

They will also guide you

Dr. Laura O'Philbin

Research & Policy Manager

Jamie Sherlock

Community Engagement Manager

Marguerite Keating

User of the Activity Packs

Samantha Taylor

Head of Risk, Compliance and Dementia Advisory Services

Siobhan O’Connor

Head of Ops. Pinegrove Day Care Centre

Lisa Cassidy

Home Instead

Grace O’Shea, Fujitusu

What you will get on this eJourney

A complete step by step program

  • 1

    Start your eJourney

    • How to use your eJourney platform

    • Listening to the needs of users

    • Activity packs: User feedbacks 1-3

    • Activity packs: User feedbacks 2-3

    • Activity packs: User feedbacks 3-3

    • Ensuring an Alzheimer's-friendly design

    • Activity Pack's distribution

    • The national helpline on dementia care

  • 2

    Download the Workbook recaping key takeaways

    • Workbook - Alzheimer Society of Ireland: Reinventing day care in times of COVID

Watch the eJourney's first step-video

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