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International Dementia Trainer Series


Professor Jan Dewing returns to Ireland!

Don't miss her 1-day workshop on Wanderwalking - Evidence and Creative responses in Dublin on Friday 21st November

An Board Altranais Category 1 Approval (6 CEUs)

For more details and to book, click here


  The Sonas™ Programme

An evidence-based therapeutic activity for people with dementia, now implemented in more than 320 care centres and hospitals nationwide.

“The approaches and techniques helped me to empower residents to communicate in ways which I hadn’t seen previously,” Therese Barry, Activities Co-ordinator, Marymount Care Centre, Dublin.


Bernadette Cullen, Activities Co-ordinator, talks about the Sonas™ programme.

  Sonas™ Training

Sonas Training
More than 450 nurses, Activity Co-ordinators, Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals and others are certified as Sonas Licensed Practitioners, with a further 5,500 trained since the programme was developed.  

“It has opened up a whole new collection of skills I can call on to help improve the quality of care for my residents,” Michael Byrne, Healthcare Assistant, The Marley Nursing Home, Dublin.



NEW! 2-Day Audit Service

How person-centred and effective are activities in your care centre? 

  • Measure your activities against the Residential Care Standards 
  • Get your individualised Action Plan for change with our new 2-day audit service. 


Sonas™ apc is an Irish non-profit training organisation. We have a committed staff and training team, a panel of Sonas tutors and a voluntary Board of Directors.