Christine is a Health Researcher exploring the role that community services such as Alzheimer cafés play in supporting social citizenship and developing a psychosocial evaluation strategy to mobilize and enhance psychosocial interventions.
Words of Strength
Building and maintaining connections
Reducing the scale and impact of dementia hrough working collaboratively to developing supports that are effective and sustainable.
Christine is using health service evaluation approaches to strengthen the evidence base surrounding psychosocial dementia supports.
Provided with a platform to engage across disciplines, cultures and countries to work in collaboration to address a common issue.
In Ireland 55,000 people are living with dementia. Recent efforts include the development of a National Dementia Plan, raising public and professional awareness, understanding of dementia, workforce training and education, intensive home care packages timely diagnosis and intervention.
Christine FitzGerald holds a PhD degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a MA degree in health promotion from the National University of Ireland, Galway. She also holds a BSc degree in nursing from the University of Limerick.