The section of the review explains how the index works. The main purpose of the index is to help the readers find their way around the review of dementia policy, research and data across the island of Ireland. The index, therefore, acts as an organised map of the review contents.

The contents of the review are organised according to three over-arching headings:

Documents or literature in each of the three main areas was then taken and an index was developed separately for each area.