Reviews and Evaluations in Dementia
Listed below are some relevant reviews and evaluations in relation to dementia.
This report, outlining the findings of a clinicians survey on dementia diagnostic processes and practices in Ireland, was prepared with the assistance of the National Dementia Diagnostic Steering Group.
This literature review was commissioned by the National Dementia Office in 2017 to inform the planning of dementia diagnostic services in Ireland, by providing evidence to support decisions by a Dementia Diagnostic Steering Group regarding recommendations and implementation of enhanced dementia diagnostic services for Ireland.
The National Dementia Office and Health Research Board (HRB) collaborated on a knowledge exchange event focusing on research funded under the HRB dementia programme. This report outlines the proceedings from this event. This report was held at the Department of Health on 30 April 2019.
This document was published jointly by the National Dementia Office and Alzheimer's Society of Ireland. It aimed to identify what dementia specific services were available in communities in Ireland.
This report aimed to evaluate the existing Dementia Adviser Service in Ireland from the perspectives of all key stakeholders. It highlights key findings and recommendations regarding this service.
An independent process evaluation of the Dementia: Understand Together campaign was commissioned by the HSE to understand how the Dementia: Understand Together in Communities component of the awareness campaign is being implemented and how the initiatives of the National Partner organisations and Community Champions are working.
This report is aimed towards all of those who wish to know more about the impact of the National Dementia Strategy so far and where further action is required including, Not for Profit Organisations, People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers. The aim of the evaluation was to understand the impact of the six priority actions set out under the National Dementia Strategy, on the lives of People Living with Dementia, their caregivers and staff in the statutory and Not for Profit sector who provide services.
Evidence Briefing: Personalised Psychosocial Supports and Care for People with Dementia in the Community
This report provides evidence from a study focused on two substantial dementia programme demonstration projects, one in South Dublin and the other in South Tipperary. Together these supported more than 300 people with dementia and their carers through a range of innovative personalised and psychosocial interventions.
Proceedings of the Policy and Practice Forum on Dementia Post-diagnostic Supports: A Changing Landscape
This document provides an overview of the proceedings of the policy and practice forum on dementia post-diagnostic supports in 2020.
This quantitative study was conducted to evaluate the impact of the Dementia Understand Together campaign on dementia knowledge and help-seeking intention amongst the general public in Ireland by comparing data from the 2016 and 2018 HSE Dementia Omnibus Baseline Survey Questionnaires. It is envisaged that the findings from this study can be used to better inform the ongoing campaign and the development of future education campaigns on dementia and other health conditions.
The PREPARED (Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia) Project: A Synthesis Report
This is a report on the PREPARED project, a national dementia research and education initiative which aimed to develop, deliver and evaluate training and education interventions for GPs and other primary care professionals.
This review investigates the diagnostic and post-diagnostic support needs of people with Young Onset Dementia, those aged under 65. Commissioned by the National Dementia Office, HSE, it was undertaken by researchers from University College Cork and Trinity College. This report highlights the shortcomings of the Irish healthcare system in caring for people with Young Onset Dementia, reviews international experience and good practice and therefore formulates recommendations to improve the care and support of people with Young Onset Dementia in Ireland.
Evaluation of the Role, Contribution and Value of the Memory Technology Resource Room (MTRR) Programme
This report presents a profile and independent assessment of the progress and impact of the Memory Technology Resource Room (MTRR) programme since its official launch in 2018.
A second audit (INAD-2) was conducted in 2019 in acute and orthopaedic hospitals in the Republic of Ireland, to provide an overview of the current situation with regard to the care of people living with dementia during hospital admission. Findings are compared with the findings of INAD from 2013. The results will inform future local and national education provision, and plans for staffing and resource allocation within hospitals.
In 2019 the National Dementia Office ran a post-diagnostic grant scheme that supported the delivery of cognitive therapies and dementia psychoeducation across the country. An evaluation of the grant scheme outlined the benefit to individuals of these supports, enhancing wellbeing, increasing confidence, and impacting positively on staff delivering the programmes. The PDS Grant Scheme aimed to implement new post-diagnostic supports across the country; increase staff capacity to deliver PDS interventions and make them more available to people living with dementia.
There is a growing body of evidence which outlines the benefits of post-diagnostic support for people with dementia and those that support them, spanning psychosocial interventions, cognitive therapies, information, advice and peer support as well as psycho-education and emotional support. This document provides a review of the evidence.
The mid-term review of the National Dementia Strategy was prepared by the National Dementia Office and Department of Health in 2018. This report outlines work completed up to May 2018 to progress the implementation of the 35 actions set out in the 2014 National Dementia Strategy.
The first report in this series described in detail the Intensive Home Care Package (IHCP) initiative, the policy background and the complex service context within which the initiative is delivered. The recipients of IHCPs were described in detail, including the people with dementia who received an IHCP over the three-year period of the initiative. The outcomes and costs of all IHCPs were also described.
This report describes the findings from an in-depth study of a sample of people with dementia who received an Intensive Home Care Package. The aim of this part of the evaluation is to obtain a greater insight into individual outcomes and to carry out a more detailed examination of how Intensive Home Care Packages worked in practice for people with dementia.
Report of the first Irish National Audit of Dementia in acute hospitals (INAD), published in 2014.
Developing Integrated Personalised Supports for People with Dementia Part 3: Recommendations Based on Learning from the Implementation of a Programme Across Eight Sites in Ireland
The HSE commissioned Genio to undertake a pilot programme to explore the ‘pathways and processes’ aspects of Dementia-Specific Intensive Home Care Packages (DSIHCPs). This report studies this change programme piloted across the eight pre-selected sites across Ireland. This report should be read in conjunction with the two accompanying studies which comprise the evaluation of the DSIHCP.