Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

We are now taking bookings for our 2020 Education Programme 

Our Education Programme for 2020 begins with our Foundation in Dementia Care on Wednesday 26th February

2020 Education Programme Schedule

Booking Form

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BorrowBox Access

BorrowBox is an app designed and powered by Bolinda Digital. It allows you to borrow and download digital content from a library collection.

Thanks to the National Health Library and Knowledge Service, St James's Hospital employees can now join HSE employees in free access to a wide range of books on health and wellbeing via BorrowBox. St James’s employees please visit  where you will find instructions on how to sign up for BorrowBox.  HSE employees can find the information at

Members of the public can access BorrowBox through their local library with their library barcode and library pin number at

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DSIDC 2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report is now available. 

Please click here if you would like to download a copy

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Dementia in the News 

We are delighted to publish our news bulletin which highlights interesting articles which have recently appeared in the media.

Please click here to download a copy

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The Next Steps - Dementia Post-diagnostic Support Guidance

The DSIDC and the NDO have developed a guidance document for health and social care professionals to support people recently diagnosed with a dementia.  The document was launched at the Wood Quay Venue on Friday 18th January 2019.  Professor Richard Cheston was the keynote speaker at the event along with Kathy Ryan, Vice Chair of the Irish Dementia Working Group, Una Caulfield, Dementia Carers Network, Dr Emer Begley, NDO and Matthew Gibb, DSIDC.

Download a copy of the document here

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