Policy Paper: Dementia in Chronic Disease Management Programmes in Ireland

This policy paper was commissioned by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) to investigate the feasibility of including dementia in a revised chronic disease management programme for GPs in the future.  It set out to explore what it would mean for a range of key stakeholders, if dementia were to be categorised as a chronic disease. What are the likely benefits and risks for the person, family caregivers and GPs and what are the potential barriers and facilitators to having dementia included in a revised GP contract?  How might this framing of dementia build on and inform policy developments currently underway through the National Dementia Office to implement the Irish National Dementia strategy?

Authors: Prof Suzanne Cahill & Dr Maria Pierce, May 2021

Read the Policy Paper HERE.

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