The National Dementia Office (NDO) is leading on the development of a Dementia Model of Care. Working with national dementia experts, as well as a cross-disciplinary Advisory Group the model will outline diagnostic and post-diagnostic care pathways for people living with dementia and family carers and also include guidance on disclosing a diagnosis of dementia. The Model will also be informed by work ongoing on the National Intellectual Disability Memory Service, funded through the Dormant Accounts Disbursement Fund, supported by the NDO to provide access to specialist assessment and comprehensive diagnostic workup for people with an intellectual disability.
The Dementia Model of Care is the culmination of work which focused on the generation of evidence to inform practices, supports and services which can work well for people living with dementia and their families in Ireland. The model will be published in early 2021.