Encouraging behaviour change in mild cognitive impairment patients: development of educational materials

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme


  • Dr Bernadette McGuinness, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Geriatric Medicine and Dr Michelle McKinley, Lecturer in Nutrition and Professor Peter Passmore, Professor Geriatric Medicine, Queens University Belfast
  • Professor Brian Lawlor, Professor of Psychiatry, and Dr Robert Coen, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Trinity College Dublin
  • Mr Matthew Gibb, Senior Social Worker, Dementia Services Information and Development Centre, St James’s Hospital Dublin.


  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Dr Jayne Woodside, Senior Lecturer of Nutrition, Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast



Funding source



Call 2 - 2010/2011



Last updated

26th September 2013
Cognitive decline has a profound impact on the health and quality of life of older people and care-givers.  Randomised controlled trials could identify at which stage interventions are most effective but educational materials on behaviour change are needed first.


To use focus groups of mild cognitive impairment patients and their care-givers and to hold structured interviews with professionals to design and test educational materials that can encourage change in diet and physical activity.