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Challenges still to be ‘overcome’ in dementia care according to review

By Mindo - 23rd May 2018

The Review was launched today and the Minister said he was committed to implementing the Strategy in full.

“This is an area that I am very conscious of and recognise that it needs more focus to deliver on the full Strategy,” said Minister Daly.

“I am also conscious that dementia is becoming a condition that affects more and more families across the country.

“I have already had high level meetings with my officials and the HSE to discuss further deliverables in the context of the estimates for budget 2019 and I hope to be able progress new measures at this time.”

It is estimated that over 55,000 people in Ireland have a form of dementia, with 4,000 new cases each year.

After the age of 65, the prevalence of dementia nearly doubles every five years, but onset can occur at much younger ages. Around 4,000 people in Ireland aged under 65 have younger onset dementia.

The Strategy contains 14 priority and 21 additional actions under the headings of leadership; better awareness and understanding; timely diagnosis and intervention; integrated services, supports and care for people with dementia and their carers; training and education; and research and information systems.


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