Implementing policy for dementia care in Ireland: the time for action is now

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/196455
Title:
Implementing policy for dementia care in Ireland: the time for action is now
Authors:
O'Shea, Eamon
Affiliation:
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway
Publisher:
Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Issue Date:
Feb-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/196455
Additional Links:
http://www.alzheimer.ie/
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Dementia is a relatively new area of policy focus, despite the expanding number of people worldwide affected by different dementia disorders. Few countries have specific health and social care policies for the condition and where there is a policy it is mostly encompassed in wider generic policies and statements on ageing. In addition, discussions of public policy issues in respect of dementia are relatively rare in the research literature (OECD, 2004). Similarly, the health economics of dementia is in its infancy. This too is surprising, given that dementia is one of the most devastating and costly group of diseases and its impact on the care systems of all countries will increase in the future due to population ageing. This paper makes the case for a significant public investment in dementia care as part of a new strategy of making dementia a national health priority.
Keywords:
DEMENTIA; HEALTH POLICY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Eamonen
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-08T11:59:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-08T11:59:42Z-
dc.date.issued2007-02-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/196455-
dc.descriptionDementia is a relatively new area of policy focus, despite the expanding number of people worldwide affected by different dementia disorders. Few countries have specific health and social care policies for the condition and where there is a policy it is mostly encompassed in wider generic policies and statements on ageing. In addition, discussions of public policy issues in respect of dementia are relatively rare in the research literature (OECD, 2004). Similarly, the health economics of dementia is in its infancy. This too is surprising, given that dementia is one of the most devastating and costly group of diseases and its impact on the care systems of all countries will increase in the future due to population ageing. This paper makes the case for a significant public investment in dementia care as part of a new strategy of making dementia a national health priority.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAlzheimer Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.alzheimer.ie/en
dc.subjectDEMENTIAen
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen
dc.titleImplementing policy for dementia care in Ireland: the time for action is nowen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galwayen
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