Creating Excellence in Dementia Care: A Research Review for Ireland’s National Dementia Strategy
An extensive research review was undertaken by Cahill, O’Shea and Pierce (2011a), which provided updated estimates of the number of people with dementia in ROI in 2006 and projections of future numbers in 2041. It estimated the social and economic costs of dementia to be €1.69bn per annum, a large proportion of those costs falling on informal caregivers. It reviewed the current and future availability of services for people with dementia, looked at what other countries are doing and what lessons can be learned from them. The findings of this research review were distilled into a shorter report aimed at the general public (Cahill, O’Shea and Pierce, 2011b).
Cahill, S., O’Shea, E. and Pierce, M. (2011a) Creating Excellence in Dementia Care: A Research Review for Ireland’s National Dementia Strategy, Living with Dementia Programme, Trinity College Dublin, and Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Dublin and Galway.