Dementia Pathways. For Primary Care in ireland

Our Research

Ongoing review of the content, effectiveness and impact of our dementia educational interventions and online resources is a key component of the PREPARED project.  

In November 2017, the PREPARED project won the Irish Healthcare Award for Best Educational Project (GP and pharmacy).

 

Below summarises the range of publications, posters and presentations from the PREPARED team.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Aisling A Jennings, Kathleen McLoughlin, Siobhan Boyle, Katherine Thackeray, Anne Quinn, Trish O'Sullivan and Tony Foley.  Development and evaluation of a primary care interprofessional education intervention to support people with dementia.  Journal of Interprofessional Care 2018 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13561820.2018.1541876 

 

Aisling A Jennings.  Development of a tool for monitoring the prescribing of antipsychotic medications to people with dementia in general practice:  A modified eDelphi consensus study.  Clinical Interventions in Aging 2018

 

Aisling A Jennings, Tony Foley, Kieran A Walsh, Alice Coffey John P Browne, Colin P Bradley.  General practitioners/ knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: A mixed methods systematic review.  International Journal of Geriatric Medicine Volume 33, Issue 9 Pages  1161-1290  https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.4918

 

Dyer AH, Foley T, O'Shea B, Kennelly S (2018) Dementia Diagnosis and Referral in General Practice: A Representative Survey of Irish General Practitioners. Irish Medical Journal, 111 (4).  http://imj.ie/dementia-diagnosis-and-referral-in-general-practice-a-representative-survey-of-irish-general-practitioners/ 

 

Aisling Jennings, Tony Foley, Kieran Walsh, John Browne, Alice Coffey, Colin Bradley. General practitioner's experiences, knowledge and attitudes towards the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a mixed method systematic review and metaethnography. Systematic Reviews 2018 7: 62   https://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13643-018-0732-7 

 

Aisling A  Jennings, Siobhan Boyle, Tony Foley; 'The development and evaluation of an online dementia resource for primary care based health professionals'.  Internet Interventions 11 (2018); 47 - 52  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.invent.2018.01.004

 

Aisling A Jennings, Tony Foley, Sheena McHugh, John P Browne, Colin P Bradley; ‘Working away in that Grey Area…’ A qualitative exploration of the challenges general practitioners experience when managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Age and Ageing, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx175

 

Tony Foley, Aisling Jennings, Siobhan Boyle & W. Henry Smithson (2017): The
development and evaluation of peer-facilitated dementia workshops in general practice, Education for Primary Care, DOI: 10.1080/14739879.2017.1390693
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14739879.2017.1390693?af=R  

 

Adam Dyer, Tony Foley, Brendan O'Shea, Sean Kennelly.  The Informant History in the Cognitive Assessment of Older Adults in General Practice.  Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue Suppl_3, 1 September 2017, Pages iii13–iii59  https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afx144.56

 

Dyer AH, Foley T, OShea B, Kennelly SP.  Cognitive assessment of older adults in general practice: the collatoral history.  Irish Journal of Medical Science.  2017: 1-5   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29197964  

 

Foley, T., Boyle, S., Jennings, A. and Smithson, W.H., 2017. “We’re certainly not in our comfort zone”: a qualitative study of GPs’ dementia-care educational needs. BMC family practice18(1), p.66. https://bmcfampract.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12875-017-0639-8 

 

Kathleen McLoughlin, Tony Foley, Siobhan Boyle, Aisling Jennings, Katherine Thackeray, Serena Fitzgerald, Alice Coffey, Claire Collins, Marie Lynch, Anna de Siun, Elizabeth Ford. Audit and diagnostic coding of dementia in general practice: a rapid knowledge synthesis. PROSPERO 2016 http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42016054063

 

Tony Foley.  Breaking New Ground in Dementia Education.  FORUM Volume 34 No. 1 (January 2017).  Irish College of General Practitioners.

 

Aisling Jennings.  Online Education Initiative on Dementia.  FORUM Volume 34 No. 2 (February 2017).  Irish College of General Practitioners.

 

Kathleen McLoughlin and Claire Collins.  Why Not Audit Something Dementia Related? FORUM VOlume 34 No. 3 (March 2017).  Irish College of General Practitioners

 

Tony Foley.  Dementia Education Initiatives.  FORUM Volume 35 No. 7 (July/August 2018).  Irish College of General Practitioners

 

OTHER PUBLISHED RESOURCES

 

Foley T, Jennings A. Dementia Care in General Practice: Facilitator’s Workshop Guide. Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia (PREPARED), University College Cork, 2016

 

Quinn A, McLoughlin K, Thackeray K, Jennings A, Boyle S and Foley T. Dementia Care in Primary Care – An Interprofessional Approach: Facilitator’s Workshop Guide. Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia (PREPARED), University College Cork, 2017.

 

McLoughlin, K., Thackeray, K., Jennings, A., Boyle, S. and Foley, T. (2017). A guide to clinical audit of dementia care in General Practice. Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia (PREPARED), University College Cork

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS: 

 

Tony Foley. The Irish National Dementia Strategy: Report of a national educational programme for healthcare professionals.  28th Alzheimer Europe Conference: Making dementia a European priority.  29-31 OCT 2018.  Barcalona, Spain.  

 

Tony Foley: Antipsychotics in dementia care: The development of a repeat prescribing tool using a Delphi Consensus method  28th Alzheimer Europe Conference: Making dementia a European priority.  29-31 OCT 2018.  Barcalona, Spain.  

 

Aisling Jennings (Ireland): General practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing BPSD: A mixed methods systematic review  28th Alzheimer Europe Conference: Making dementia a European priority.  29-31 OCT 2018.  Barcalona, Spain.  

 

Tony Foley: Shifting gears versus sudden stops: Consultations about driving for patients with cognitive impairment (Oral Poster Presentation) 28th Alzheimer Europe Conference: Making dementia a European priority.  29-31 OCT 2018.  Barcalona, Spain.  

 

Tony Foley Cormac Sheehan Trish O’ Sullivan Aisling A Jennings (2018) 'What do Physiotherapists Need to Know about Dementia Care? A Focus Group Study'. Age and Ageing, 47 (suppl_5) 66th Annual & Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society Transforming Ageing Across Borders. Co. Cavan, Ireland.  27-29 SEP 2018.

 

Aisling Jennings.  The knowledge and attitudes of general practitioners to the assessment and management of pain in people with dementia.  47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) 10-12 JULY 2018.  London UK.  (WINNER: NAPCRG/SAPC JUNIOR TRAVEL AWARD)  

 

Tony Foley, Aisling Jennings, Marie Lynch.  Managing agitation in the patient living with dementia. ICGP Annual Conference and AGM - General Practice leading the way to better health.  Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland   25-26 MAY 2018

 

Tony Foley, Aisling Jennings, Marie Lynch.  Improving care at end of life for people with dementia: a case-based discussion. ICGP Annual Conference and AGM - General Practice leading the way to better health.  Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland   25-26 MAY 2018

 

Aisling A Jennings, Tony Foley, Sheena McHugh, John P Browne, Colin P Bradley; ‘Working away in that Grey Area…’ A qualitative exploration of the challenges general practitioners experience when managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.  ICGP AGM - General Practice leading the way to better health.  Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland   25-26 MAY 2018 (WINNER - AWARDED ICGP RESEARCH PAPER OF THE YEAR 2018)

 

Aisling Jennings.  Enhancing Interdisciplinary Dementia Care by Learning and Working Together.  IGS Interdisciplinary Symposium:  Interdisciplinary Education – Unlocking Our Potential”  St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin 25-MAY 2018 

 

Tony Foley.   PREPARED for change: supporting GP diagnosis and care for people living with dementia.  A Clinical Guide to Dementia Conference, RCPI, Dublin Ireland.  28-APR 2018  https://www.rcpi.ie/

 

Tony Foley.  Seeking help: the role of the GP and the Primary Care Team.  Brain Connections.  Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland (DNNI) in association with the Cork NeuroScience Centre (CNSC).UCC, Cork 10-MAR 2018 http://www.dementia-neurodegeneration.ie/brain-connections-ucc-public-outreach-event  

 

Tony Foley.  Continuity and compassion for the road ahead:  Qualitative study of consultations about driving in patients with cognitive impairment.  AUDGPI 2018 Joint Scientific Meeting – ILAS NUI Galway 8-9 MAR 2018 
 

Aisling Jennings.  GPs’ knowledge, attitudes and experiences of managing behavioural & psychological symptoms of dementia: a mixed methods systematic review.AUDGPI 2018 Joint Scientific Meeting – ILAS NUI Galway 8-9 MAR 2018 (WINNER: James McCormick Prize - Best Research Project, and AUDGPI Bursary - Best Presentation)

 

Tony Foley.  Dementia Care in Primary Care: The PREPARED Project.  Oral Presentation at Genio/HSE Dementia Conference in CHO 1: Innovation through Collaboration for Dementia Care 27-FEB 2018.  Sligo, Ireland https://www.genio.ie/event-innovation-through-collaboration-in-dementia-care 

 

Aisling Jennings.  The development and evaluation of an educational intervention for health professionals in primary care supporting people with dementia.  Oral Presentation at the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) Annual Scientific Meeting.  7-9 FEB 2018.  UCC, Cork, Ireland

 

McLoughlin K, Boyle S, Jennings A, Thackeray K, Quinn A, O’Sullivan T, Foley T.  Development and Evaluation of a Dementia Education Workshop for Primary Care Teams in Ireland.  [Poster presentation]  Irish Gerontological Society 65th Annual & Scientific Meeting 2017; 28-30 SEPT 2017; Wexford, Ireland.  https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article/46/Suppl_3/iii13/4160928/223-Development-and-Evaluation-of-a-Dementia?searchresult=1

 

Ruby Ying-Ju Chang, Aisling Jennings, Tony Foley.  Curricular priorities for dementia education fro General Practitioners: A Delphi consensus study [poster presentation]. 85th EGPRN Meeting, Dublin-Ireland, 19-22 OCT 2017.

 

Aisling Jennings, Siobhán Boyle, Tony Foley.  The development and evaluation of www.dementiapathways.ie; an online dementia resource for primary care health professionals.  Presentation at the 85th EGPRN Meeting, Dublin-Ireland, 19-22 OCT 2017.

 

Jennings, A  “Working away in that Grey Area…” A Qualitative Exploration of the Challenges General Practitioners Experience when Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia '.  A Theme Paper presentation at the 85th EGPRN Meeting, Dublin-Ireland, 19-22 OCT 2017.

 

Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) Are we there yet? The road to enhanced dementia care in the community,  https://sonasapc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Are-We-There-Yet-The-Road-to-Enhanced-Dementia-Care-in-the-Community.pdf

 

Foley, T; Boyle, S; Jennings, A (2017).  The development and evaluation of peer-facilitated dementia workshops in general practice.  Sonas APC 9th International dementia conference. Dementia in Ireland: Building knowledge, leadership and communities, Dublin https://sonasapc.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Development-and-Evaluation-of-Dementia-Workshops-for-GPs.pdf 

 

Foley, T., Thackeray, K., Quinn, A., Hopper, L. and Irving, K., 2017. Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia (PREPARED): Promoting integrated dementia care through Primary Care Team education. http://doras.dcu.ie/21826/2/ICIC17_PREPARED.pdf

 

Foley T, Jennings A, Boyle S, Smithson WH (2017) The development and evaluation of peer-facilitated practice-based dementia workshops for GPs. [Oral Presentation], Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting, Warwick, England , 13-JUL-17.  https://sapc.ac.uk/conference/2017/abstract/development-and-evaluation-of-peer-facilitated-practice-based-dementia


Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) What do GPs need to know about dementia? A triangulated, qualitative study of GPs’ dementia-care educational needs. [Oral Presentation], Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting, Warwick, England , 13-JUL-17.  https://sapc.ac.uk/conference/2017/abstract/what-do-gps-need-know-about-dementia-triangulatedqualitative-study-of-gps

 

Jennings A, Foley T, Bradley C  “Working away in that grey area…” A qualitative exploration of General Practitioners’ perspectives on the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting, Warwick, England , 13-JUL-17. https://sapc.ac.uk/conference/2017/abstract/working-away-grey-area-qualitative-exploration-of-general-practitioners


Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) Are we there yet? The road to enhanced dementia care in the community. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sonas APC 9th International dementia conference. Dementia in Ireland: Building knowledge, leadership and communities, Dubin , 15-MAY-17.


Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) A qualitative study of GPs' dementia care educational needs. [Oral Presentation], 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer Disease International, Kyoto, Japan , 27-APR-17.


Foley T, Fenlon N, Hopper, L (2017) Being PREPARED for educational collaboration; Collaborators' perspectives. [Keynote Speaker], Association of the University Departments of General Practice of Ireland. 2017 Joint Scientific Meeting. Partnerships for Health, Limerick , 10-MAR-17.

 

Linehan M, Foley T (2017) Pain management in patients with dementia: A study of General Practitioners’ knowledge and attitudes. [Oral presentation], Association of the University Departments of General Practice of Ireland. 2017 Joint Scientific Meeting. Partnerships for Health, Limerick , 10-MAR-17

 

Guerin N, Jennings A, Foley T (2017) Antipsychotic use in dementia care: The development of a repeat prescribing monitoring template for GPs using a Delphi consensus method. [Oral presentation], Association of the University Departments of General Practice of Ireland. 2017 Joint Scientific Meeting. Partnerships for Health, Limerick , 10-MAR-17


Foley T (2016) The timely diagnosis of dementia: A case-based discussion. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland Conference, Galway , 30-MAY-16.

Foley, T (2016) Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a case-based discussion. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Nursing Homes Ireland Conference. Dementia Thematic Inspection, Cork , 25-MAY-16.


Foley, T (2015) Dementia in Primary Care: Diagnosis and Early Interventions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Institute of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference, Dublin .


Foley, T (2015) Educational interventions for dementia care in Primary Care: What works?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The DSIDC Annual Conference: Education Generation, Dublin .

Foley, T (2015) Dementia dilemmas. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ICGP Summer School, Carlow .


Foley, T (2015) Educational interventions for dementia care in Primary Care:. [Oral Presentation], CARDI International Training Programme on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin .


Foley, T (2015) The diagnostic debate in General Practice: PREPARED for Action. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], National Memory Clinic Conference, Dublin