Brainbusters Project wins Best Overall Presentation
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Brainbusters Project wins Best Overall Presentation

Brainbusters Project wins Best Overall Presentation

We are delighted to announce that our ‘Brain Busters Project’ research, headed up by Dr Sharon Hardiman (SJOG DSE) and Dr Flavia H. Santos (UCD Ireland; UCD Psychology) with great support from Rory Cousins (SJOG Research Foundation) and funded by St John of God research foundation, won best overall presentation at the Dementia Research Network Ireland national conference held recently at the Mercer’s Institute for Successful Aging in St James’s Hospital Dublin.

The Brain Busters Project is investigating if proactive cognitive stimulation can improve the cognition and well-being of adults with intellectual disabilities. There was huge interest and enthusiasm from the audience of researchers, funders and persons with dementia and their families.

Well done to Sharon and Rory and all involved in this important project.

We are still looking for people to take part in this research, if you are attending SJOG DSE with Down Syndrome and aged between 20 and 45 years, please ask your family or keyworker for support if you are interested.

If interested, please contact Ewa Gora at or 086 811 5589