Third Of People With Dementia Without Access To Required Services

A new report has found a major shortfall among carers.

Only 20% of people living with dementia are able to access all of the services they need while a third don’t have access to any services at all in Ireland. 

One of the largest reports ever carried out on the experience of dementia in Ireland has found there is a major shortfall among carers with 52% saying they can only access some of the services they need. 

8% of the dementia carers who took part in the survey are living in the midlands, while 6% of the respondents living with dementia are from Westmeath.

Research and Policy Manager with the ASI Dr. Lauren O'Philbin says government underfunding has resulted in a significant short fall in services.

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