The Irish National Dementia Strategy
Resource type: Research Report
Department of Health Ireland |
Dementia affects about 50,000 people in Ireland today and that number is expected to triple by 2041.
For the first time, the Republic of Ireland has published a centralised and coordinated national strategy aimed at improving the lives of people living with dementia.
The strategy’s key message is that with the right services and supports in place, people can live well with dementia for longer.
Priority Action Areas
Implementation of the National Dementia Strategy will focus on these key areas:
- Better awareness and understanding;
- Timely diagnosis and intervention;
- Integrated services, supports and care for people with dementia and their carers;
- Training and education;
- Research and information systems;
Atlantic funded the research review that informed the Irish National Dementia Strategy and, in 2014, backed its implementation with new grants of €14.7 million to improve the well-being of those living with dementia.