Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
  • Information and Education for General Practitioners

    Helpful information for GPs when caring for people diagnosed with Dementia


  • Assistive Technology for People with Dementia

    Can promote safety and well-being helping people with dementia to maintain their independence

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  • 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

  • Places Available on DSIDC Workshops 2nd and 9th March 2016 Read More
  • Calling on all Family Carers to participate in on-line survey Read More
  • Short Course for Family Caregivers - Starting Monday 15th February 2016 Read More
  • First Newsletter from the National Dementia Office December 2015 Read More