Planning dementia services: new estimates of current and future prevalence rates of dementia for Ireland
Pierce et al. (2013) present estimates on the prevalence of dementia at a national and local level for ROI based on the application of European prevalence rates to Census of Population data for 2006. Future projections of dementia were also calculated using population projections available from the Central Statistics Office. The estimates are that there were 41,740 people with dementia in ROI in 2006 and that the prevalence of dementia is expected to double over the next twenty years. Although there are limitations to such estimates, the data are useful for planning purposes and for awareness about dementia.
PIERCE, M., CAHILL, S. and O'SHEA, E., 2013. Planning dementia services: new estimates of current and future prevalence rates of dementia for Ireland. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 30(1), pp. 13-20.