Patricia Mc Parland

Dr. Patricia Mc Parland works as a consultant in the field of dementia, is a regular speaker and also delivers seminars and training programmes.  Her research interests include theoretical approaches to dementia, public understandings and responses to dementia, and everyday ethics.  She has co- written a number of dementia  related education programmes, including a pan-European Masters. 

Patricia has personal experience of dementia as her mother lived with Alzheimer’s disease for almost 20years before her death in 2012, and she is passionate about using her experiential and academic knowledge to improve the lives of those affected by this condition.   Currently Patricia is working on a number of projects with Dublin City University and the Institute of Public Health in Ireland.  She also runs a Positive Living Network and a coaching and counselling business in Newry.  


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About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

About our services

We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

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Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.


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