Dementia: The Forgotten Crisis

Budget 2021

COVID-19 is having a detrimental impact on people affected by dementia. The service gap is growing wider as the need becomes ever greater.

It is critical that Budget 2021 starts to close this widening service gap.

In Pre-Budget Submission 2021 we are calling on the Government to invest €20m in urgent infrastructure, home care and community supports for people affected by dementia

We are calling on the Government to invest:

  • Read our Summary Pre-Budget Submission HERE
  • Read our Full Pre-Budget 2021 Submission HERE

Pre-Budget Submission Virtual Launch

Over 60 people (30 TDs and Senators) attended our Virtual Launch – Live Webinar: ‘Dementia: The Forgotten Crisis’ on Friday, September 25th to find out more about the crisis that people affected by dementia are currently facing.

Speakers included:

MC Kevin Quaid, Person living with Lewy Body Dementia and member of the Irish Dementia Working Group
Eugene McCague, Board Member The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Pat McLoughlin, CEO The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Denise Monahan, Family Carer and member of the Dementia Carers Campaign Network
Prof Suzanne Cahill, Trinity College Dublin & Honorary Professor in Dementia National University of Ireland, Galway

Watch the full webinar launch HERE

Audio Clips of Carer Denise Monahan from the launch

1. We have been forgotten about
2. 6,500 families with nothing
3. Denise Monahan – Full interview


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Campaign Videos

Our CEO Pat McLoughlin says: "We know that this will be a budget like no other. Coivd-19 is having a detrimental impact on people living with dementia and their families. Never before will the investment we are calling for be more needed."

Full-time carer Denise Monahan says: "On the 25th of September I’ll be meeting with TD’s and Senators to tell them exactly why The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s pre budget submission this year is so vital."

Our Advocacy Manager Avril Easton speaks about the detrimental impact of Covid-19 on people with dementia and their family carers and what the Government must do in Budget 2021 to help them.

County-by-County Breakdown of Services

The ASI has the body of evidence to prove that people living with dementia and their families are still dealing with inadequate services and supports.  In 2018 a mapping project carried out by ASI and National Dementia Office (NDO) shows that not only does access to community dementia-specific services vary depending on where you live, but no county has even a minimum level of dementia support.

View dementia figures in your county

Previous Pre-Budget Submissions

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