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Minister Daly launches mid-term review of National Dementia Strategy

The Minister with Special Responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, TD has launched the mid-term review of the National Dementia Strategy ahead of a meeting of the Strategy’s Monitoring Group at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin today.

Minister Daly noted that good progress has been made in implementing the Strategy, which remains a work in progress with challenges still to be overcome. Reaffirming the commitment of the Department of Health and the Government to fully implementing the Strategy, the Minister said,

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

Reflecting on the work carried out over the past three years, Minister Daly acknowledged the role of the Atlantic Philanthropies through its investment in the funded projects contained in the Strategy. He also commended the National Dementia Office in the HSE for its leadership in implementing the Strategy.

Minister Daly thanked the members of the Strategy’s Monitoring Group, which comprises a wide range of experts in dementia, for giving of their time and experience.

Download: Mid-term review of the National Dementia Strategy

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