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Sonas apc 7th Annual International Dementia Conference

Thank you to all our delegates who attended the Sonas Conference on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th May.


Powerpoint Presentations will be available to download from early June.



Dementia-Friendly Garden Project Deadline approaching!


 A collaborative project led by Sonas apc in collaboration with Newtown Saunders Ltd and TrinityHaus at Trinity College Dublin.


Application deadline Friday 29th May, 2015.


 Download application form & info here


  Sonas™ Training

More than 600 nurses, Activity Co-ordinators, Care Assistants, Allied Health Professionals and others have been certified as Sonas Licensed Practitioners.  


Why send your staff to Sonas training? Sean O’Brien, Director of Nursing in Clontarf Nursing Home, shares his views

 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.


What is the Sonas® programme? Bernadette Cullen, Activities Co-ordinator in Roselodge Nursing Home, talks about the benefits.




Preparing for the HIQA thematic inspections on dementia

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
  • Hear what our customers have to say about the service