Dáil debates

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

1:00 pm

Photo of Michael MoynihanMichael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail)

1 o’clock

This morning in the AV room, Dementia Ireland gave an in-depth presentation and provided very thoughtful insight into living with dementia. This issue is being dealt with right across the country. Dementia Ireland stated there are but eight dementia advisers in the country who liaise with dementia sufferers and their families. It stated the service is completely under-resourced. What intention has the Government to consider the real issues facing people with dementia? A considerable number of individuals have dementia. Dementia advisers comprise an important part of allowing them to live lives that are as normal as possible. Has the Government any intention to appoint additional dementia advisers to help to address these issues?

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