Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a set of symptoms and behaviours that occur when the brain stops working properly. This results in loss of independent function for that person.
This page will help you to find local services in relation to dementia quickly and efficiently.
If you are living with dementia, this section offers some practical advice on living your life to the full.
11 people a day develop dementia. People just like you.
Watch our real life stories.
This is an ambitious and wide ranging campaign. It involves
a lot of different organisations co-operating to help people with dementia and their loved ones.
Facts and Figures on Dementia
How to diminish the risk factors and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
A comprehensive collection of information and resources relating to dementia can be viewed below:
Specific training for GPs community based healthcare professionals is available through Dementia Pathways.This includes dementia training and education initiatives, including:
Dementia Elevator has collaborated with the ICGP and Dr Tony Foley to develop and make available bespoke GP training focused on dementia. The training includes diagnosis, disclosure, treatment (both social and medical), carer support, ethical and legal issues, therapeutic communication for dementia and formulation of person-centred care. This training is delivered as part of the ICGP CDP training for GPs. These are free of charge and can be downloaded from their website.
DSIDC is a national centre for excellence in dementia care based at St. James's Hospital in Dublin. The centre offers a range of courses that can be customised to individual needs and delivered either in-house or at venues around the country.
The DSIDC also hosts the only dementia specific library in the country well stocked with journals, books, audiovisual media and electronic resources. Health service professionals and others with an interest in dementia are encouraged to visit this library and use the rich resources it contains. Visits are free of charge but are by appointment only.