Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
  • Brain Health and Dementia Risk Reduction

    Download our five step guide to brain health and useful information regarding dementia risk reduction


  • The DSIDC 2015 Annual Report now available


  • 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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  • 6th Annual Memory Clinic Conference

    Friday 17th June 2016
    Trinity Sciences Centre - St James's Hospital


  • 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

  • Healthy Mind Week in CBS James’s Street Read More
  • Brain Health and Dementia Risk Reduction Read More
  • Places Available on DSIDC Workshop Lifestory and Activity in Dementia Care 18th May and 15th June Read More
  • Short Course for Family Caregivers Read More