» 52 Involvement of People with Dementia and Caregivers in Irish Dementia Research: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background People with dementia and caregivers of people with dementia have the right to inclusion and involvement in research that pertains to them. They can bring unique insights that add significant value to research. Person/...

» 165 Learning from Others: a Review of Dementia Registries and the Value of Dementia Data within the Irish Context
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Since the 1980’s, the number of established dementia registries worldwide has grown considerably and new registries continue to develop (e.g. Cuba, Netherlands, Greece and Australia). Ireland does not currently collec...

» 146 The Lived Experience of Carer Resilience Told by Carer Advocates
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Established in 2013 this network of volunteer family carers is a national advocacy group that presents a vital opportunity for carers to use their voice to raise awareness of issues affecting families living with deme...

» 164 Dementia, a Familial Affair
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background In Ireland, there are approximately 55,000 cases of dementia. One of the rare causes of dementia is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), affecting one person per million each year worldwide. It is a rapidly progressive de...

» 47 Respite Care for People with Dementia and their Carers: A Qualitative Study with Multiple Stakeholders
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Traditional models of respite, particularly those based within residential care settings, may not always be effective, and there is evidence of low acceptability for some people with dementia and carers. The aim of th...

» 162 An Audit of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the Southern Trust Acute Care at Home Service
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background The population is ageing. Acute Care at Home (AC@H) is a consultant led multidisciplinary team, providing acute non-critical care to our older population, preventing hospital admissions and promoting a better quality ...

» 250 Delirium, Common but Forgotten
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Delirium is a medical emergency prevalent amongst hospitalised older patients and associated with prolonged hospital stay, functional and cognitive decline, institutionalisation and increased mortality. In Irish hospi...

» 213 A New Way of Memory Care in an Integrated Care HUB
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background The Occupational Therapy (OT) service in the integrated care HUB team was established in January 2018. Prior to this, there was an established memory clinic, however with inconsistent access to OT. The streamlining an...

» 288 Hearing Loss as a Potentially Modifiable Risk Factor in People with Mild Cognitive Symptoms Attending a Specialist Memory Service
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background People with mild hearing loss at age 50 are twice as likely to develop dementia increasing to a five times greater risk for those with severe hearing loss. The prevalence of dementia and hearing impairment increase wi...

» 159 Geographic Accessibility and Capacity of Day Care Services for People with Dementia
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Day care is an important service for some people with dementia and their carers. In Ireland, day care services for people with dementia are delivered by a mix of dementia specific day-care centres and generic centres ...

» 325 Exploring the Complexity of Dementia and Loneliness in Ireland
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Dementia and loneliness are both complex phenomenon’s that impact on both mental and physical health. Research has identified that loneliness can increase a person’s risk of mortality as much as smoking or alcohol con...

» 28 Steps Towards a more “Dementia Friendly” Medicine for the OLDER PERSON Acute Admission Ward
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background A “Dementia Friendly” ward is an environment that has been designed and adapted to take into account the care needs and environmental requirements of dementia patients (Dementia Action Alliance, 2013). Hospitals shoul...

» 207 Acute Incidence of Disease at Elevated Levels of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Dublin, Ireland
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) has been associated with disease incidence worldwide. In Ireland this is mainly produced by residential heating systems, particularly peat, coal and wood. This study aimed to explore ...

» 247 Antipsychotic Medication in the Management of Non-cognitive Symptoms of Dementia: An Updated Evidence Review
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Antipsychotic medications are commonly used in the management of non-cognitive symptoms of dementia (also termed behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia), such as agitation, calling out, hoarding, or aggres...

» 232 The Timing of “Do Not Attempt Resuscitation” Decisions in an Older, Frail Inpatient Population
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Ascertaining and discussing resuscitation status should be a routine part of medical practice. However, it is frequently neglected until a patient is acutely unwell. The National Consent Policy 1 recommends that discu...

» 324 Effect of Regular Multidisciplinary Psychotropic Review Meetings on Anti-psychotic Prescribing Practices in a Community Nursing Unit
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background The management of non cognitive symptoms of dementia can be challenging for people living with dementia and their carers. The risks and limited benefit of antipsychotics in this setting is well documented however desp...

» 283 Does a Pen and Paper Assessment of Executive Skills Correlate with Functional Decline Identified Through Specialised Occupational Therapy Assessment?
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Executive skills refer to a set of cognitive skills that allow individuals to engage in goal directed behavior. They encompass planning, initiation, inhibition, monitoring and flexibility in approach to tasks, and are...

» 168 Exploring Physical Activity and Sleep in Community-dwelling People with Dementia and their Association with Cognitive Function and Quality of Life
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background The incidence of dementia has reached epidemic levels, both globally and here in Ireland. Many adults with dementia living in the community remain inactive with some also suffering from sleep disturbances. There is ev...

» 281 Collateral Damage: The Cost of Failing to Take a Comprehensive Collateral History for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Age-related syndromes of cognitive impairment, including delirium and dementia, are becoming more prevalent in our hospitals. Patients with cognitive impairment are often unable to provide information relating to thei...

» 98 Use of Drgs with Anticholinergic Properties in People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Data from NILVAD
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Prolonged exposure to anticholinergic medication, particularly in midlife, is associated with increased risk of cognitive impairment/dementia. Less well explored is the ongoing use of drugs with anticholinergic proper...

» 96 Service Priorities for People with Dementia in Ireland: A Mixed Methods Study of Health Care Professionals
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Public services for people with dementia living in the community face significant resource constraints. The aims of this study are to identify an optimum mix of services for six dementia case types and to gain a great...

» 341 The Prevalence and Factors Associated with Anti-psychotic Prescribing on Admission to a Dementia Specific Nursing Home
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background The use of psychotropic medications and their adverse effects in frail adults has been debated extensively. However, it is unclear if antipsychotics are initiated in a nursing home or if the new resident arrives with ...

» 244 Point Prevalence of Frailty and Confusion Exceeds the Capacity of a Single Ward - Specialist Geriatric Wards to Lead Best Practice
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Our Model 4 Hospital will open a Specialist Geriatric Ward in the coming months. This ward will focus on the provision of evidence-based care to confused and frail older adults. Careful selection of patients who would...

» 14 Identifying and Addressing Challenges Experienced by Nurses when Caring for Persons with Dementia Experiencing Responsive Behaviours in Acute Hospitals
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Due to the increasing number of persons with dementia being hospitalised (Timmons et al., 2015), nurses working in acute hospitals need to be competent in caring for this patient population. Amongst other dementia-car...

» 127 Modifiable Cardiovascular Risk Profile in People with Mild Cognitive Symptoms Attending a Memory Service - an Opportunity to Promote Brain Health
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Current evidence strongly implicates the burden of vascular risk factors (VRF) in the development of stroke, cognitive decline and dementia. This effect is mediated through several mechanisms, including amyloidogenesi...

» 317 Incidence of Cognitive Impairment after Stroke: a Retrospective Cohort of Rehabilitation Patients.
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Pendlebury and Rothwell’s recent paper reports the incidence of cognitive impairment and dementia post stroke as 5% for TIA, 8% for minor stroke and 34% for severe stroke. 1 We wanted to explore if these trends were r...

» 198 The Next Steps: The Development of Dementia Post-diagnostic Psychoeducational Support Guidance
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background There is often a `care gap' where people are given a clinical diagnosis of dementia but receive no useful support. (Foley, T. et al., 2019) However, the early stages of dementia are a crucial time for supportive inter...

» 313 Caring for Older Persons with Dementia in an Acute Medical Care Setting: An Exploration of Nurses’ Experiences and Perceptions
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Presently in Ireland there are 55,000 people with dementia, with figures projected to rise to 130,000 by 2041. In acute hospitals, ensuring the provision of high standard, person-centred care for people with dementia ...

» 197 Role of a Dietitian in a Specialist Memory Assessment and Support Service - Improving Brain Health
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Dementia cases are rising nationally due to our ageing population and is associated with a multitude of nutritional consequences. Both obesity and malnutrition are strongly implicated in the progression of cognitive d...

» 07 Rehabilitation in Patients with Dementia Following Hip Fracture
16/09/19 00:00 from Age and Ageing - current issue
Abstract Background Hip fractures are an increasing phenomenon in the older population. Receiving post-operative rehabilitation is associated with better outcomes and a higher likelihood of returning to preexisting level of functioning. ...

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