RCPI Dementia Seminar (Dublin) - 25th April 2018. A Clinical Guide to Dementia: the latest advice on preventing, diagnosing, and managing dementia

1 Feb 2018
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This conference is aimed at healthcare professionals working in a range of clinical settings, including acute hospitals, community settings and General Practice. You will learn about the most up-to-date guidelines for preventing, diagnosing and managing dementia and associated symptoms. Our experienced facilitators will explain the Irish care pathways and best practices as a patient transitions between settings.

Speaking as a key note speaker is Dr Tony Foley.  Dr Tony Foley is a Lecturer in the Department of General Practice at UCC and GP at Kinsale Medical Centre, Cork.  He oversees the Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research in Dementia (PREPARED Project), which is a project that is part of the overall implementation of the Irish National Dementia Strategy.  PREPARED is coordinated by the Department of General Practice at University College Cork, and is funded by the Health Service Executive and Atlantic Philanthropies. PREPARED is an award-winning initiative, scooping the Best Educational Project (GP/Pharmacy) at the 2017 Irish Healthcare Awards.  Dr Foley's talk on 25 April is entitled PREPARED for changesupporting GP diagnosis and care for people living with dementia

Essential updates on a wide range of issues and initiatives

Topics to be discussed at this conference include

  • Emerging concepts in the diagnosis, prevention and management of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Managing depressive and behavioural and psychological symptoms in people living with dementia
  • PREPARED for change: supporting GP diagnosis and care for people living with dementia
  • The National Dementia Office- developing a national integrated care framework for people living with dementia
  • Legal capacity and supported decision making: Implications of legislative changes for people living with dementia
  • Designing dementia friendly hospital environments
  • Typically atypical presentations of dementia

The programme for the day also includes panel discussions, with questions and observations from the audience encouraged.


For more information and to book a place, please see the RCPI website 

Department of General Practice

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Room 2.41 Western Gateway, T12 XF62