Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
  • The DSIDC 2014 Annual Report now available


  • Research for Dementia and Home Design in Ireland

    Research for Dementia and Home Design in Ireland.  Looking at New Build and Retrofit Homes from a Universal Design Approach: Key Findings and Recommendations. 
  • 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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  • 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


  • 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

  • Two New Reports on Dementia Read More
  • Research for Dementia and Home Design in Ireland Read More
  • Places Available on DSIDC Workshops September 2015 Read More
  • Universal Design Guidelines - Dementia Friendly Dwellings Read More