Calls for new, ring-fenced budget to improve dementia services

Alzheimer’s Society wants Government to ‘implement its own recommendations’

Rachel McMahon of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland’s Dementia Carers Campaign Network. She first became a carer in 2005, when her father, Tony, a sports broadcaster, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Rachel McMahon of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland’s Dementia Carers Campaign Network. She first became a carer in 2005, when her father, Tony, a sports broadcaster, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The Government has been urged to create a ring-fenced budget in October to tackle the growing gaps in services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

“Emerging gaps in the supports and services for people with dementia and their families across Ireland” were identified in the Government’s mid-term review of the National Dementia Strategy published in May, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland has noted.

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