Developing a national dementia strategy for Ireland.

  title={Developing a national dementia strategy for Ireland.},
  author={Suzanne Cahill},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={25 9},
Ireland’s population whilst young by European standards is ageing. At present, about 11% of Irish people are aged 65 and over, but over the next 50 years this figure is expected to reach about 25% (Eurostat, 2008). In line with population ageing, over the next three decades, number of Irish people diagnosed with dementia will also increase, from current estimates of around 38 000 to future estimates of 50 000 by 2016, 70 000 by 2026 and to over 100 000 by the year 2036 (O’Shea, 2007). Like in… CONTINUE READING

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