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6th International Dementia Care Conference
April 28th & 29th 2014, Dublin

Supporting staff as facilitators of change: Towards flourishing dementia care cultures.

Sonas Conference Dementia Care Conference 6th International Conference

Day 2 Master Class: How to develop compassionate relationship centred practice that enhances the experiences of giving and receiving care. 

14 speakers – 400 delegates – 3 parallel sessions
Master Class Day – CPD Points

Download the programme here
 Group discounts available
Special rates for LHP Skillnet members

  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 TrainingMore 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.