Waterford Regional Hospital, Age-Related Care Unit, Waterford, Ireland
Professor Ríona Mulcahy is a consultant physician in General and Geriatric Medicine at University Hospital Waterford and Undergraduate Dean, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. She completed her higher specialist training in Mercer’s Institute for Research in Ageing, Dublin and Newcastle Upon Tyne before returning to Waterford as a consultant in 2000. Since then, she has continued to develop services for older people as well as ongoing research on poly pharmacy in the Elderly, Stroke disease and Parkinson’s disease. Her current dementia research is in collaboration with Professor John Nolan and Professor Stephen Beatty in Waterford Institute of Technology looking at the link between Alzheimer’s disease, Age related macular degeneration, vision and nutritional supplementation.