Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Longford Westmeath Integrated Neuropsychological Care service (LINC)

Contact name:
Dr Jennifer Edgeworth
Job title:
Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist
Email address:
jennifera.edgeworth@hse.ie
Telephone number:
043-3350170
Sector:
Date of programme:
October 2020
Other contact:
Description of activity:
The LINC service provides post diagnostic supports including
For the person with dementia
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
Living Well with Dementia programme
Individual therapy
For family carers
Group psychoeducational programme
START (Strategies for Relatives) intervention
Individual therapy
These require Health Professional referral, but a weekly Advice clinic can be accessed by self referral.
Purpose and aim of programme:
To collaborate with those referred to the LINC service order to plan and provide a seamless integrated neuro/psychological service to meet their needs; from diagnosis to post diagnostic support, regardless of whether they are at home, in hospital or in a care setting.
Developed in partnership with:
Consultant Geriatricians in the Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar
On-going consultation with the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society Ireland
Duration of programme:
Locations of the programme activities:
Longford/Westmeath
Link to relevant website:
Evaluation:
Yes. Monthly returns and feedback report to Slaintecare. All interventions are evaluated by pre/post psychometric measures and Consumer Satisfaction Questionnaires.