"…you need to be really mentally strong to cope":Carers' of people with dementias perceptions of resilience and the factors that support resilience

Dympna Casey

NUI, Galway

Dr. Dympna Casey is an RGN with nursing experience in care of older people. She is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery in NUIG and teaches across a range of programmes and supervises and examines at Masters and PhD level. Her research interests include health promotion, psychosocial interventions in dementia, care of older people, and the management of chronic diseases. She is a member of INterDem (a European research group focused on psycho-social aspects of dementia care) and Vice chair of the Galway Dementia Network. She has specific expertise in qualitative research methods and RCT designs. She is currently the PI for the Horizon 2020 €4 million MARIO project –managing active and health ageing with the use of caring service robotics robotics


Background Approximately 26,104 people with dementia are living in the community in Ireland being cared for by family and friends. Carers report a lack of support, information and skills. Many therefore experience high carer... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Kathy Murphy (NUI, Galway)
  2. Laura Dempsey (NUI, Galway)
  3. Adeline Cooney (NUI, Galway)
  4. Dympna Casey (NUI, Galway)

Topic Areas

Lifecourse, older people or dementia , Mental health or psychosocial interventions


OS-2B1 » OS 2 life course 1 (11:50 - Monday, 30th March, classroom 1)

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