In our Pre-Budget Submission 2019 we called on the Government to invest €12 million towards community supports for people with dementia ‘Dementia Support Across Ireland – Building Communities of Care’.

We were frustrated when the Government yet again decided not to make specific funding available for people with dementia and their families in Budget 2019.  
Calling for Action
We held an Emergency Dementia Summit in Dublin on Wednesday, November 28th to call on the Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Older People Jim Daly to make good on their public statements that ‘dementia is a key priority’ by directing urgently needed funds to dementia -specific services in the HSE National Service Plan for 2019.
We wanted to highlight the challenging experiences people are facing with limited or no supports and services in certain areas. We wanted politicians to hear the real impact this has on people’s lives and how the issues can be addressed.  
You can read a full report on the Emergency Dementia Summit here
Watch the video from the Emergency Dementia Summit below:

Our Pre-Budget 2019 Asks


More information

About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

About our services

We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

Featured Events

Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.


We have many items available for sale through our shop. Buy these items will help raise much needed funds for The Society to continue providing vital service all around the country.


Can't Find what you are looking for? Contact us