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Caru Webinar - An Update on Parkinson’s Disease and Nursing Home Care
Dr Ruth McDonagh, Consultant Physician in Older Adult and Stroke Medicine, Tallaght University Hospital/Peamount Healthcare

Ms Mary Doyle, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Care of the Older Person, Peamount Healthcare
Ms Claire Noonan, Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Age-Related Healthcare, Tallaght University Hospital

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder affecting the part of the brain responsible for control of movement. It is a progressive disease that causes a range of motor- and non-motor symptoms. It affects each patient differently and each patient’s treatment is individualised for them.

This talk will address different elements of care for Nursing Home residents with Parkinson’s Disease, particularly focussing on non-motor symptoms that can have a profound impact on day-to-day quality of life (including bladder and bowel control, mood and communication), and will also touch on end-of-life care.

This webinar is brought to you as part of Caru, the new learning programme for nursing homes. This initiative has been developed by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) in partnership with All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) and the HSE.

As a Caru partner, AIIHPC will facilitate 6 webinars per year on a wide range of topics which reflect the complexity of both palliative care and the care of older people. These will include areas such as clinical knowledge, symptom recognition, patient management and awareness of current best practices.

These virtual learning events are free and are open to staff in all nursing homes. Participants are invited to submit their questions at registration. Live questions from nursing homes will be fielded to the panel via the Q & A function.

In circumstances outside our control, the webinar content may be subject to change any time before this event. This page will be updated at the earliest opportunity in the event of any such change.

Sep 29, 2022 03:00 PM in Dublin

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Dr Ruth Mc Donagh
Consultant in Older Adult and Stroke Medicine @Tallaght University Hospital/Peamount Healthcare
Dr Ruth Mc Donagh graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2010. She completed Higher Specialist Training in Geriatric Medicine with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She worked as an Assistant Professor in Stroke and Medical Gerontology in Trinity College Dublin for three years before being appointed as a Consultant in Tallaght University Hospital and Peamount Healthcare in 2021.