Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Dementia in General Practice


General Practitioners are often the first healthcare professionals to be consulted when dementia is suspected by the person and/or their families. Irish GPs have reported difficulty differentiating normal ageing from symptoms of dementia, citing a lack of confidence and concerns about the impact of the diagnosis on the patient.

'Dementia: Diagnosis and Management of in General Practice' (Tony Foley, Aisling Jennings and Greg Swanwick) was published in April 2019 by the ICGP Quality in Practice Committee, It is an updated version of a 2014 document.

The aim is to provide a comprehensive overview for GPs and primary health care professionals in all aspects of the diagnosis and management of dementia