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The Fourth Annual Frailty Conference - 16th November 2018

Friday November 23, 2018

The Fourth Annual Frailty Conference was held on the 16th November 2018 in the Robert Adams Lecture Theatre. This year the event, which was opened by Professor Ciaran Donegan (Consultant geriatrician), focused on emerging developments in the field of dementia and overall care for those living with dementia.

This multi-disciplinary day included presentations from Professor Kate Irving DCU, Consultant geriatrician Dr. Sean Kennelly and Dr. Susanne Timmons Consultant lead for the National Dementia Strategy. Dr. Niall Galligan (Psychologist) spoke on the important topic of self-care and Dr. Hally (Psychiatry of Older Age) regarding the behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. Ms Ciara O Reilly spoke on progress made by the FITT (Frailty Intervention Therapy Team) in our Emergency Department.

The event was closed by Ms. Nora Owen, former Minister for Justice who spoke of her own personal experience of caring for someone with dementia. We are very grateful to all our invited speakers for what proved to be a very productive and educational day, thank you!

The Frailty Conference Organising Committee

Professor Ciaran Donegan; Ms. Joan O Byrne; Ms. Fiona Jacob; Mr. Joseph Morris; Ms. Harvey McDonnell

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