Dementia consortia: integrated networks to deliver individualised supports for people with dementia and their family carers (2016)

This is a learning paper produced by Genio to introduce, explain and describe the concept of dementia consortia. The paper draws on the experience and learning of dementia consortia established in Ireland under the HSE & Genio dementia programme, to inform the further development of integrated working in the area of dementia in Ireland. The paper presents a case for a coordinated, inclusive approach to developing individualised dementia services and supports which include a wide range of organisations and agencies, referred to as a Dementia Consortium. It describes what a dementia consortium is, how it differs from other committees, and describes the 12 dementia consortia developed in Ireland under the HSE & Genio Dementia Programme. The paper explains who is in a dementia consortium, outlines the steps to establish a consortium, and discusses what facilitates the successful working of a consortium and considers the sustainability of a consortium.
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Dementia consortia: integrated networks to deliver individualised supports for people with dementia and their family carers (2016)
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2016
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Keogh, F., Howard, E., Maguire, M. and de Siun, A. (2016) Dementia Consortia: Integrated Networks to Deliver Individualised Supports for People with Dementia and their Family Carers, Dublin: Genio.