The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Marks Pride Month 2023

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Marks Pride Month 2023

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland marks Pride month in support of LGBTQIA+ friends, colleagues, supporters and people affected by dementia and their loved ones.   

Led by The ASI’s LGBTQI+ Pilot Group, ASI Staff and Supporters proudly marched in Dublin Pride 2023 on Saturday, June 24th. This is the first year that the charity has taken part in the Dublin Pride Parade. Keep an eye on our social media channels throughout June and follow along using #PrideMonth and #ASIPride hashtags. 

The LGBT+ Pilot Group are a group of ASI Staff who help to identify and shape workplace practices that can be made to better support LGBT+ people living with dementia. The LGBT+ Pilot Group was set up in 2022.

The Dementia Carers Campaign Network, Supported by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Launch Podcast 

The DemTalks Podcast – series one, the Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN), launched on June 13th. This event to support Carers Week and Pride 2023 featured a panel discussion on Caring in the LGBT+ Community; DCCN member Maire-Anne Doyle interviewed James O’ Hagan from LGBT Ireland and Zoe Hughes from Care Alliance Ireland (pictured).

The first episode of the podcast is also dedicated to Caring in the LGBT+ Community; James and Zoe feature in the episode along with choreographer and performer Philip Connaughton and DCCN member Paddy Crosbie. Paddy cared for his husband Derek Simpson, who passed away in 2021 after living with Young-Onset Dementia.

Transforming Healthcare for LGBTQI+ Communities

LGBT Ireland’s 2023 Pride Healthcare Conference “Transforming Healthcare for LGBTQI+ Communities: Confronting Stigma and Prioritizing Mental Health” took place place on Friday, June 16th at the RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) on St. Stephens Green from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Bringing together members of the LGBTQ community, Health and Social Care Professionals, Advocates and Community Supports as well as key policy and decision makers, the event explores how we can support the development of an inclusive healthcare system in Ireland. DCCN Member, Paddie Crosbie, also took part in a panel discussion, sharing his experiences of engaging with healthcare systems while caring for his late husband Derek. 

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Dementia doesn’t discriminate. No matter who you are or who you love, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is here for you. 

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