Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Model of Care for Dementia in Ireland



Dementia is a life-changing condition that requires responses to support people across the illness trajectory, from the point of concern about cognition to receiving a diagnosis, through to early intervention and the provision of appropriate care in the right setting. The projected increase in the number of people who will develop dementia into the future will be a challenge for both diagnostic and post-diagnostic services and there is a requirement for care pathways that are carefully considered, costed and implemented.


The Draft Model of Care for Dementia is currently open for consultation.

This Dementia Model of Care outlines care pathways within the Irish health and social care system for people living with dementia; from identification of symptoms/signs, through to assessment, diagnosis, disclosure, care planning and post-diagnostic support.

The model sets out a range of targets and practice recommendations to advance the treatment, care and support for those living with dementia in Ireland.

The consultation period for the model is from the 17th of August to the 21st of September 2021.

Please use the consultation form (accessible below) to submit any comments. All comments received from organisations and individuals will be reviewed and used to inform the final Model of Care. 

Organisations should submit one collated response only.  

Consultation Documents

Summary of the Draft Dementia Model of Care document
Draft Model of Care document 
Consultation form 
List of references


The final date for submission of comments is Tuesday the 21st of September 2021.

Please submit your comments by completing the feedback form electronically and return by email to