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20 Years of Family Carer Research in Ireland- Friday 20th November 2015

Please find below presentations made at the "20 Years of Family Carer Research in Ireland" conference (publication restrictions permitting). 


20 Years of Family Carer Reearch in Ireland- Introduction & Overview: Liam O'Sullivan (Care Alliance Ireland)

Session 1: Time & Space in Family Caring

Distance Family Caregiving and Support for Older Persons: US Perspectives and Irish Context. Dr. Lazelle E Benefield (University of Oaklahoma Health Sciences Center/ University College Cork) & Dr. Alice Coffey (University College Cork)

Ten Years of Counting: Geographies of Caring in Ireland 2002-2011. Dr. Ronan Foley (Maynooth University). 

Session 2: Family Caring & Dementia

How can the Community & Voluntary Sector bring Added Value to Carer Related Research? Dr. Emer Begley (The Alzheimer Society of Ireland)

“If we can get through this week”- Experiences of Formal Dementia Home and Community Care in Ireland: Findings from the Actifcare project. Dr. Louise Hopper (Dublin City University) et. Al.

Depression and anxiety in spousal dementia caregivers in Ireland: prevalence and predictors. Katie O’Donnell (Trinity College Dublin) et. Al.

Positive aspects of caregiving: Benefit Finding in spousal dementia caregivers in Ireland.Jennifer Rogers (Trinity College Dublin) et. Al. 

Session 3: Cross-cutting Issues

To what extent does carer stress influence admission of community-dwelling older people to long-term care? Nora-Ann Donnelly (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) (Forthcoming PhD)

Understanding family strategies that enable long-term and sustainable home environments for older people with an Intellectual Disability. Dr. Damien Brennan & Rebecca Murphy (Trinity College Dublin) et. Al.

Masculinities, Care & Equality. Dr. Niall Hanlon (University College Dublin & Dublin Business School)

Session 4: Future Directions

Developing a recovery approach to mental health care: exploring families and hope. Moira O’Donovan (University College, Cork)

Could a Basic Income benefit Family Carers? Dr. John Baker (University College Dublin & Basic Income Ireland); Dr. Anne Ryan (Maynooth University & Basic Income Ireland) (For the paper on which this presentation is based please click here.)

Poster Presentations

Male Caregivers’ experience of Caring for a Spouse/ Relative with Dementia at Home. Siohan Healy McGowan (St. Angela’s College Sligo)

“Most of us have to go looking for everything”- Family caregiver experiences of formal home-and community-based dementia care in Ireland. Rachael Joyce et. Al. (Dublin City University)

Are Spouses of People with Dementia at Risk of Cognitive and Functional Impairments? Evidence from the Health and retirement Study. Dr. Maria Pertl et. Al. (Trinity College Dublin)

Engaging the Voice of Family Carers: The Development of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network. Joanna Joyce (The Alzheimer Society of Ireland)

Caring for Carers in Dublin North. Kerry Cuskelly & Roisin Higgins (HSE Dublin North Mental Health Service)

Palliative care needs of family carers: A literature review. Deirdre Shanagher & Marie Lynch (Irish Hospice Foundation)

Post Caregiver Experience in Reconstruction of Everyday Life: Systematic Review of the Literature. Catarina Afonso (Lisbon University)

Life After Care: Carers’ Experiences of Cessation of the Caring Role. Dr. Carol Kelleher (University College Cork) 

Hearing family carers in Cork: A local perspective. Dr Jacqui O'Riordan (University College Cork)