A timely diagnosis

Early diagnosis and prevention emphasised in Irish National Dementia Strategy (2014).

Under-diagnosis of dementia is common and approximately 50% of older adults with dementia are either undiagnosed or unaware of the diagnosis (Foley et al., 2019).

GP’s play a key role in early diagnosis.

The person can participate in both short and long term care planning, decisions regarding pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment, financial management, access to accounts, managing bills.