Ahead of Budget 2019, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) is calling on the State to invest €12m in community supports for people with dementia.
The ASI advocates for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia, as well as those who care for them. It is active in local communities nationwide, providing dementia-specific services and supports.
“No county in Ireland has an acceptable level of dementia support and the time has come for the Government to provide funding to address the matter urgently,” says Tina Leonard, Head of Advocacy & Public Affairs at the ASI.
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“The majority of people with dementia want to remain active in their communities and continue to live in their own homes, but many don’t have the supports they need to do this. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is therefore calling on Government to invest over €12 million towards community supports for people with dementia.”
The ASI is asking members of the public to write to their local TDs in support of their campaign, using a prepared, online letter. You can read and send the letter here.