Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

IPH launch online dementia research resource

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has created a new web
resource called to support those working in the
field of dementia.

The site provides a summary and overview of data, research and policy on
dementia across the island of Ireland (between 2010 and 2014).

It allows users to search by keywords or undertake a more specific advanced
search. The results will provide a summary and an indication of where to
access further details.

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New Report: Meeting Older People's Preference for Care: Policy but what about Practice

A report jointly produced by The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland, Age Action, Irish Association of Social Workers and UCD has found that community supports for older persons are 'disorganised, fragmented and underfunded'. Social Workers also found that over half of their clients in residential care 'could live at home'.

The report also highlights the ‘large disparities between services that are available in different CHO areas’ and that people who had ‘cognitive impairment and dementia, assessments often did not capture what supports they needed to live well at home’.

Click here to download a copy of the Report

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Free Conference on Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland at the National University of Ireland - Galway

Monday 30th May at 10.00am

The event will be hosted by Carmel Geoghegan in conjunction with the Touchstone Project and the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology

If you would like to attend please click here to reserve a ticket via EventBrite

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Mr Seamus Cunningham speaks to students at CBS James's Street

As part of CBS James's Street Healthy Mind Week, Seamus Cunningham spoke to fifth year students about how he lives well with Alzheimer's disease.  The fifth year students had previously taken part in DSIDC's dementia awareness project for schools and were all really enthusiastic and interested in Seamus's talk.

Seamus, who is also a former CBS student, spoke about his diagnosis, his daily routine, how he keeps himself active and his mind healthy and the importance of being patient and listening to people who are living with dementia. 

A huge thank you to Seamus, he is an absolute inspiration to us all.

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