We were frustrated when the Government yet again decided not to make specific funding available for people with dementia and their families in Budget 2019.
Calling for Action
We held an Emergency Dementia Summit in Dublin on Wednesday, November 28th to call on the Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Older People Jim Daly to make good on their public statements that ‘dementia is a key priority’ by directing urgently needed funds to dementia -specific services in the HSE National Service Plan for 2019.
We wanted to highlight the challenging experiences people are facing with limited or no supports and services in certain areas. We wanted politicians to hear the real impact this has on people’s lives and how the issues can be addressed.
You can read a full report on the Emergency Dementia Summit here
Watch the video from the Emergency Dementia Summit below: