Please log onto the website Developing a Palliative Care Model for People with Dementia in the Community - The Model for Dementia Palliative Care Project (pallcare4dementia.com) to find out all about the project.Read more
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Professor Suzanne Timmons attends the European Geriatric Medicine Society meeting in London in September14 Nov 2022
Results from SOLARBIOME research presented in London10 Oct 2022
Results from the SOLARBIOME research were presented as a poster at the European Geriatric Medicine Society 18th International Congress in London. This highlighted our findings of older adults’ and healthcare professionals’ perspectives of the role of the Mediterranean Diet and Gut Microbiota in Healthy Ageing.Read more
Lauren O'Mahony gives oral presentation to CoMH inaugural conference10 Oct 2022
In September, Lauren gave an oral presentation at the UCC College of Medicine and Health inaugural conference “From Molecules to People”. This explored what older adults and healthcare professionals might look for in a food product to promote the gut microbiota and support healthy ageing.Read more
Research Assistant presents Poster at the Nutrition Society Irish Section Conference10 Oct 2022
Research Assistant Lauren O’Mahony presented a poster at the Nutrition Society Irish Section Conference in June, which was hosted at University College Cork. The poster highlighted some of our results on older adults’ and healthcare professionals’ perspectives of dietary influences and food preferences in older age in Ireland.Read more
Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation hosts Healthy and Active Ageing Symposium06 Oct 2022
EMMA project – European Master on Active Ageing and Age Friendly Society hosted in CorkRead more
Research Assistant wins 'Best Poster' at IGS Conference29 Nov 2021
The 68th IGS Annual Scientific Meeting took place virtually, on Thursday November 18th, 2021. The theme of this year’s conference was: ‘70 Years of Change (1951-2021)’.Read more
'SustainCare' – A new IRC-funded research project22 Jul 2021
New Research Project - Caring for a family member with Dementia. This exciting new project is focused on factors influencing the sustainability of family caregiving for people with dementia, across Ireland.Read more
The Cork Parkinson’s Association donates €50,000 to the Parkinson’s Disease Research Cluster (PDRC) at University College Cork.14 Oct 2021
The PDRC, currently chaired by Prof. Suzanne Timmons, works closely with national and local Parkinson’s advocacy groups to establish research priorities, and to ensure that the research designed and conducted by the group is valuable to people living with Parkinson’s.
Young Onset Dementia: A Review of Diagnostic and Post-diagnostic Processes and Pathways24 Jun 2021
Dr Siobhán Fox, together with Dr Caroline Kilty in the School of Nursing and Midwifery UCC, was awarded funding through a competitive tender process from the HSE to undertake a review of Diagnostic and Post-diagnostic Processes and Pathways for People with Young Onset Dementia.Read more
BGS Spring Meeting12 May 2021
Professor Suzanne Timmons was an invited speaker at the British Geriatric Society Spring meeting (virtual) on 28th April 2021, with a talk entitled "Palliative care for older people with Dementia ", based on our DemPall project www.pallcare4dementia.com.
CGR researchers have central role in Parkinson's Awareness week conferences in April 202113 May 2021
Two events took place in April where CGR researchers presented on PD research findings:
Professor Suzanne Timmons was an invited speaker at the Parkinson's Association of Ireland annual conference on April 10th 2021, and presented the results of patient views on current PD services in Ireland, from our HRB-funded Map PD project https://www.ucc.ie/en/pdrc/currentresearch/.
Dr. Emma O'Shea and Prof. Suzanne Timmons both spoke at the Cork Parkinson's Association Spring Conference on April 14th 2021.
Launch of new National Guidelines on appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication for non-cognitive symptoms in people with dementia11 Dec 2019
On 5th December, 2019, Minister for Health Simon Harris TD launched a new National Clinical Guideline on the appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication for non-cognitive symptoms in people with dementia.Read more
Mapping Parkinson's Disease Needs and Services in Ireland16 Dec 2019
A new research study aims to investigate the prevalence of Parkinson's disease, and also to map out service availability for people with Parkinson's across Ireland.Read more
gradireland Higher Education Awards 201925 Nov 2019
Shortlisted at the gradireland Higher Education Awards 2019 - Postgraduate Course of the Year in Health Sciences and Best New CourseRead more
Launch of the UCC CiSA (CoMH Interdisciplinary Seed Awards)04 Oct 2019
Dr. Suzanne Timmons, with Dr. Mark Rae from the Department of Physiology (centre of picture), at the recent launch of the UCC CiSA (COMH Interdisciplinary Seed Awards). Also included are Dr Michael Clarkson, CoMH VDR&I and Prof Helen Whelton, Head of College.Read more
ISCP Annual Conference held in Dun Laoghaire on 8th and 9th November 201910 Nov 2019
Irish Gerontological Society Conference 201930 Sep 2019
This year’s Irish Gerontological Society’s Annual and Scientific Meeting took place in Cork from 26th-28th September 2019.Read more
Bloom Dementia Garden - May 2019
Dr Suzanne Timmons attended Bloom Garden Festival this year.
Watch Dr Timmons on film at Bloom
Move it or lose it:exercise to beat cognitive decline28 Jun 2019
Dr Suzanne Timmons contributes to the Lifestyle article in the Irish Examiner – read the article hereRead more
EAPC World Congress10 Jun 2019
The 16th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care was held in Berlin, Germany, from the 23-25 May 2019.Read more
"Enhancing Quality of Life in Unrestricted Healthcare Environments".07 Oct 2019
Dr Suzanne Timmons, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of Masters in Older Person Rehabilitation and Dementia Programmes was an invited speaker at the St Lukes Annual Conference in May 2019. The theme of the conference was "Enhancing Quality of Life in Unrestricted Healthcare Environments".Read more
Evaluation of the Design & Dignity Programme - March 2019
The Evaluation of the Design & Dignity Programme report was launched on 26th March 2019. Dr Suzanne Timmons, Clinical Lead for the National Dementia Office is co-author of the report.
Read the report here
Report for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Published in January 2019
National guidelines for antipsychotics in dementia
Irish Medical Times Article on National guidelines for antipsychotics in dementia due this year.
Robert de Santis, wins award at ADS Conference in June 2018
Robert de Santis is a second year medical student at Western University and he has won the award for Best International poster at the ADS conference in June 2018.
The title of the poster is “Outcomes of delirium and subsyndromal delirium in older medical inpatients”.
We prospectively assessed medical inpatients for delirium and subsyndromal delirium for a week during hospitalisation and looked at outcomes such as mortality and institutionalisation on discharge and at 6 months. We found that those with SSD and delirium had worse outcomes than those with no delirium at all. This is important because it highlights that delirium is an illness with a spectrum of severity and even those with mild symptoms may have adverse outcomes.
Accurate delirium screening when there is no carer available - impossible, right?
Read the article by Dr Suzanne Timmons, Geriatrician and Clinical Lead for Dementia for the Republic of Irealnd, posted in the BGS Blog 01/03/2017.
Workshop Films: 'Palliative Care in Neurodegeneration with a focus on Dementia: Addressing complex questions through interdisciplinary research and reflection'10 Aug 2016
Palliative care in Neurodegeneration, with a focus on Dementia:
Addressing complex questions through interdisciplinary research and reflection
May 2016, The Kingsley hotel, Cork
Launch of the Palliative Care Needs of Parkinson's Disease Guidelines29 Apr 2016
Guidelines on the assessment and management of the palliative care needs of Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonian syndromes, were launched in University College Cork’s College of Medicine and Health on 26 April 2016.Read more
The Official Launch of the 'A Home for Life' Report took place on 29th October 2015.30 Nov 2015
Official launch of the ‘A Home for Life’ report
The report ‘A Home for Life: The Housing and Support needs of Clúid’s Older Tenants’ was officially launched by minister Kathleen Lynch at an event in Dublin on the 29th October.
The report was led by Dr Siobhan Fox (Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation) in conjunction with colleagues across UCC: Dr Suzanne Timmons (Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation), Ms Lorna Kenny, Mr Joe Finnerty, Dr Cathal O’Connell (Applied Social Studies), and Dr Mary Rose Day (School of Nursing).
The full report can be accessed at: http://www.cluid.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/A-HOME-FOR-LIFE-FINAL-28-10-15.pdf
Pictured (left to right): Mr Joe Finnerty, Dr Siobhán Fox, Mr Simon Brooke, and Dr Mary-Rose Day.Read more
Palliative Care in Parkinson's Disease Conference held at the University of Colorado on 3-4 October 2015.30 Nov 2015
Dr Siobhán Fox was invited to discuss research from the Centre for Gerontology in Denver, at the University of Colorado.
Dr Siobhán Fox (pictured front row, far left) was recently invited to present and discuss her research in Denver, USA, at the “Palliative Care in Parkinson’s Disease Conference”. The event was hosted by the Department of Neurology, University of Colorado and took place from 3rd-4th October 2015.
Siobhán discussed the issue of outcome measurement in palliative stage Parkinson’s disease, an area that is receiving increasing attention internationally. The discussion was informed by the research currently being conducted in the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation which is led by Dr Suzanne Timmons.
Dr Siobhan Fox (front row, first on the left) pictured with other speakers and attendees at the University of Colorado ‘Palliative Care in Parkinson’s Disease Conference’.Read more
Launch of the results of the Northern Ireland Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals (NIAD).17 Jul 2015
Northern Ireland Audit of Dementia Care
The first Northern Ireland Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals has recently been published, led by Dr Suzanne Timmons, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, University College Cork, and co-ordinated by Ms Emma O’ Shea.
Top EU honour for UCC Project02 Jul 2013
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Collaboration on Ageing (COLLAGE)01 Jul 2013
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Congratulations to Dr Elizabeth Weathers who recently published her first paper from her PhD studies and was awarded the best poster prize for this work at the RCSI Nursing Conference in Dublin on 19 February 2015.13 Feb 2015
The paper is entitled 'Concept Analysis of Spirituality: An Evolutionary Approach'Read more
Awards received for best poster at the New Horizons Medical Research Conference.11 Dec 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Siobhan Fox in the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, UCC upon receiving an award for best poster presented at the New Horizons Medical Research Conference.
Poster win at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference11 Nov 2014
Congratulations to members of our research team, Ms. Elizabeth Weathers, Dr. Nicola Cornally and Dr. Edel Daly who were awarded joint first prize for the poster presentation entitled 'Planning for End of Life: a Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials' at the recent 14th Annual Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery Conference in UCC.Read more
IGS 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting 2014.10 Oct 2014
Congratulations to our research staff, Emma O Shea, Ronan O Caoimh, Lorraine Scanlon, and Edmund Manning on the successful presentation of their abstracts/posters at the IGS 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting 2014 which took place on 9th-11th October 2014 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.
66 oral and 200 poster abstracts have been accepted for presentation at Our 62nd Annual and Scientific Meeting. This year's meeting will be held by us in partnership with National University of Ireland, Galway & West/North West Hospitals Group.Read more
Winner of the Elsevier/Harold Ellis Prize 201310 Sep 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Niamh O Regan, PhD student in the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, UCC who has recently received the Elsevier/Harold Prize for best publication in the International Journal of Surgery in 2013 for her paper on delirium in post-operative patients.Read more
30 million funding boost for dementia care14 Aug 2014
Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, UCC03 Jul 2014
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First National Conference on Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals in UCC31 Jan 2014
The following is a description of the conference highlights First National Conference on Dementia CareRead more
Launch of the INAD Report 201431 Jan 2014
INAD Report INAD ReportRead more
Possible Cognitive Benefits Found in Dementia patients Taking Centrally Acting ACE Inhibitors25 Jul 2013
An Observational study from Ireland raises the intriguing possibility that certain blood pressure lowering drugs, centrally acting ACE inhibitors, may help slow the cognitive decline that is a hallmark of people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.Read more
Research into Practice Evidence Based Medicine: Interpreting the Literature03 Jul 2013
One-Day Research Conference entitled "Research into Practice" with international guest speaker Dr. Gordon Guyatt from McMaster University, Canada. Click on his name (link) to view his biography.
For more details on the conference click on link Conference July 3rd
How to Become a Successful Researcher: How to Succeed in Publishing you work in High Impact Journals.02 Jul 2013
A two hour research related talk entitled "How to Become a Successful Researcher" was presented by international speaker Dr. Gordon Guyatt from McMaster University, Canada in Brookfield, UCC on July 2nd 2013. Click on his name (link) above to view his biography.
For more details on the event, click on link July 2nd Talk
Former OPR student successfully bids for grant11 Feb 2021
"Vera McGrath, Postgraduate Certificate in OPR graduate 2020 used her Principles in Older Person Rehabilitation Module assignment, to inform a successful bid for a Public Service Innovation 2020 grant for equipment to support upper limb rehabilitation post stroke. Well done to Vera, who recently presented her project at a Department of Public Expenditure and Reform ‘Inspiring Ideas’ webinar”Read more
The Cork Parkinson’s Association donates €50,000 to the Parkinson’s Disease Research Cluster (PDRC) at University College Cork.16 Jun 2021
Dementia Press Release from Research Anthology28 Feb 2022
UCC Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation collect first ever Multi-hospital Dementia and Delirium Prevalence Data in Europe, improving the careRead on internationalprintmonitoringservice.vuelio.co.uk
of people with dementia in hospital.