Dementia Pathways. For Health & Social Care Professionals

Reviews and Evaluations

The Impact of a National Public Awareness Campaign on Dementia Knowledge and Help-Seeking Intention in Ireland (2019)

This study evaluated the impact of a dementia communication campaign on dementia knowledge and help-seeking intention among the general public in Ireland. 

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Evaluation of the National Dementia Post Diagnostic Grant Scheme (2019)

This report is An Evaluation of the National Dementia Post Diagnostic Grant Scheme. The PDS Grant Scheme aimed to implement new post-diagnostic supports across the country; increase staff capacity to deliver PDS interventions and make them more available to people living with dementia.

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Clinician Survey: Dementia Diagnostic Processes and Practices in Ireland (2019)

This report includes the findings of a 2019 survey of clinicians involved in the diagnosis of dementia. It also provides details of dementia post-diagnostic practices.

 

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Post Diagnostic Support for People with Dementia and their family carers: a Literature Review (2018)

This literature review outlines international evidence and good practice in relation to dementia post-diagnostic support.

 

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Dementia Diagnostic Services for Ireland Literature review (2018)

This literature review outlines international best practice regarding dementia diagnostic service models, community-based diagnostic services and dementia diagnosis disclosure.

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Evaluation of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland Dementia Adviser Service Report (2018)

This report outlines the evaluation of the National Dementia Adviser service. It highlights key findings and recommendations regarding this service.

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Mid Term Review of the Implementation of the National Dementia Strategy (2018)

This report outlines work completed up to May 2018 to progress the implementation of the 35 actions set out in the 2014 National Dementia Strategy.

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Dementia Specific Services in the Community Mapping Public and Voluntary Services (2017)

The National Dementia Office (NDO), Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) partnered on a project to map dementia-specific community-based services nationally.

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Personalised Psychosocial Supports and Care for People with Dementia in the Community (2018)

This report provides evidence from a study focused on two substantial dementia programme demonstration projects, one in South Dublin and the other in South Tipperary. Together these supported more than 300 people with dementia and their carers through a range of innovative personalised and psychosocial interventions.

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Supporting Older People with Complex Needs at Home - Report 1: Evaluation of the HSE Intensive Home Care Package Initiative (2018)

An evaluation of the IHCP initiative was commissioned as part of the NDS implementation programme. The aims of this evaluation were to examine the feasibility and effectiveness of IHCPs in providing care for older people with complex needs at home.

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Supporting Older People with Complex Needs at Home - Report 2: What Works for People with Dementia (2018)

Findings from the Dementia Intensive Home Care Package evaluation on what works for people with dementia. 

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Supporting Older People with Complex Needs at Home - Report 3: Recommendations based on learnings from the implementation of a Programme across eight sites in Ireland (2019)

Recommendations based on learnings from the implementation of the Dementia Intensive Home Care Package Programme across eight sites in Ireland.

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Irish National Audit of Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals (2014) 

The report contains the findings of the first national audit of dementia care in Ireland’s acute hospitals (INAD) performed from April to September 2013.

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Dementia Research Knowledge Exchange Event (2019)

The National Dementia Office and Health Research Board (HRB) collaborated on a knowledge exchange event focusing on research funded under the HRB dementia programme. This report outlines the proceedings from this event.