Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
  • DSIDC Booklet for People with Cognitive Impairment or Dementia

    "Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia" A Guide for People Worried about Memory and Cognitive Problems or those recently Diagnosed with Dementia


  • Taking Dementia out of the Closet: A world without Stigma

    Took Place on Wednesday 20th May in Trinity College
    Keynote Speaker Professor Perla Werner


  • What is Dementia?

    Dementia is a broad term used to describe a group of symptoms. These include impairment in memory, intellect, judgment, language, insight and deterioration in social skills. 

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  • Education Programme

    DSIDC Promotes an awareness of dementia by providing education and training to health care practitioners.  We enable participants to increase knowledge and skills and develop attitudes which enhances their ability to provide the best possible care 

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Research into dementia and dementia care management is one of several academic activities which Dementia Services Information and Development Centre currently undertakes.
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We are the longest established dementia-specific training and education service in Ireland – our history dating back to when the Centre was first established by the Department of Health in 1999.  We deliver high quality training and education underpinned by on-going quality improvement.  more >


The DSIDC regularly hosts conferences, seminars and workshops often involving international dementia care experts bringing state of the art practitioners and researchers experiences to an Irish audience.  Several of these events are held free of charge and are advertised on this website.  Papers from more recent DSIDC hosted events can be downloaded.  more >

Latest Publications

News & Events

  • Taking Dementia Out of the Closet: A World Without Stigma Read More
  • Swedish Dementia Forum X Read More
  • Dementia Awareness Information Events Read More
  • IAGG-ER 8th Congress - Dublin Convention Centre - 23rd - 26th April 2015 Read More