Dementia: The Forgotten Crisis
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:
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.
– 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
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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."
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.