Future Dementia Care in Ireland: Sharing the Evidence to Mobilise Action

Resource type: Research Report

The School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublin and The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUIG |

This practical guide aims to answer questions and increase public awareness about dementia care in Ireland. Issues addressed include:

  • What is dementia?
  • How many people in Ireland have dementia?
  • What are the costs of dementia?
  • What is Ireland doing in its campaign on dementia?
  • What can you do to assist in the development of Ireland’s Dementia Strategy?

The guide condenses key findings from a recent research review report conducted to inform the development of Ireland’s future National Dementia Strategy. The full report, Creating Excellence in Dementia Care: A Research Review for Ireland’s National Dementia Strategy, was funded by Atlantic and written by Suzanne Cahill and Maria Pierce from the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublin; and Eamon O’Shea from the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galway.

The School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Dublin and the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galway are Atlantic grantees through the Ageing Programme in the Republic of Ireland.