Diana Burgui Murúa
Senior Medical Social Worker
We need to see the person beyond the dementia and learn from, accept and support people with dementia to live their lives to the fullest.
Diana is a Memory Clinic Senior Medical Social Worker, Educator and Researcher with DSiDC (Dementia Services Information and Development Centre), a centre of excellence on dementia best practice, aimed mostly at professionals working with dementia.
Anybody happy with their lot
Words of Strength
Go the extra mile
To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, Diana believes we need to see the person beyond the dementia, face our discomforts of what we don't understand or fear by learning, accepting and supporting people with dementia to live their lives to the fullest.
Diana helps people to cope, adapt and live with their feelings, thoughts and life changes at the delivery of a diagnosis of dementia. She provides advice on entitlements, future planning, legal aspects and signpost community supports. She also trains on best practice in dementia care.
Diana recommends everyday steps to brain health and providing written information, whether the person is diagnosed or not, to minimise the present or future impact of poor brain health in the brain functioning.
Diana Burgui received her Diploma in Social Work in La Rioja University, Spain in 1993. She worked from 1994 to 2005 in Primary Care in Spain, attending to the needs of older people and people with disabilities at home by assessing, implementing and monitoring the support services they received. From 2005 to date, she has worked in hospitals in Ireland with older adults in all settings from inpatients, outpatients, day services, emergency department and now in a specialized memory clinic.