The Mercer’s Institute for Research on Ageing represents the research function of the Medicine for the Elderly Department in St. James’s Hospital. The Institute has an extensive commitment to research in age related diseases in areas such as memory, genetic, metabolic and endocrine and neuro-imaging and provides clinical services through its memory clinic function.
Ongoing Memory Clinic Research Projects include:-
The Memory Clinic is a specialized service for people with memory loss and dementia. Diagnosis and intervention is provided for people concerned about changes in their memory. The social work service plays an active part in the multi-disciplinary team at the MIRA Memory Clinic. It offers information, advice and practical support about living with dementia for both the patient and caregiver.
Clinic Services: -
Phone: (01) 416 2640 (Reception)
Fax: (01) 410 3487
Mercer's Institute for Research on Ageing,
Hospital 4 Top Floor,
St. James’s Hospital,
|Chairman / Consultant Geriatrician||Prof. Davis Coakley||(01) 4162619|
|Director / Consultant Geriatrician||Prof. J Bernard Walsh||(01) 4162618|
|Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist||Prof. Brian Lawlor||(01) 4162640|
|Consultant Geriatrician||Dr. Conal Cunningham||(01) 4162616|
|Consultant Geriatrician||Dr. David Robinons||(01) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||Dr. Robert Coen||(01) email@example.com|
|Clinical Neuropsychologist||Dr. Marie McCarthy||(01) 4162640||Mmccarthy2@stjames.ie|
|Clinical Nurse Manager||Irene Bruce||(01) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Senior Medical Social Worker||Matthew Gibb||(01) email@example.com|
|Secretary||Rachel Farley||(01) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assessment Clinic||Monday to Thursday||MIRA, Hospital 4 Top Floor||Prof. B. Lawlor / Dr. C. Cunningham|
|Feedback Clinic||Friday 9am – 1pm||MIRA, Hospital 4 Top Floor||Prof. B. Lawlor / Dr. C. Cunningham|
|Social Work Support Service||As appropriate||MIRA, Hospital 4 Top Floor||Matthew Gibb MSW|
Patient clinic appointments are scheduled on receipt of referral letter from the General Practitioner, Consultant or Non Consultant Hospital Doctor having been reviewed by MIRA Consultant. Appointments are notified to the client by post and the Memory Clinic Information Booklet is included to advise clients regarding: - what is involved in the process, where to go, how long it may take and that all patients attending their first appointment should, if possible, be accompanied by a relative/friend/carer who knows them well to assist with the assessment process.
Appointments are scheduled based on referral letter from GP, Consultant or Non Consultant Hospital doctors which should include the following: -