Project Aim(s): This paper reports findings from a systematic review of the literature on the general public’s knowledge and understanding of dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. The key purpose of the review was to evaluate existing literature with specific attention paid to conceptual and methodological issues and to key findings. Over a 20-year period, 40 published articles satisfied the inclusion criteria. Only 4 of these were qualitative and 5 were cross-national.
Dublin City University (DCU)
Project Aim(s): To provide new estimates of dementia prevalence at a national and local level in Ireland and new projections of future numbers of people with dementia.
Project Aim(s): This project aimed to utilize data from the Irish Register and the national ALS service to generate a framework for care for Irish ALS patients based on their clinical phenotype, rate of progression and long term prognosis. The objective was to design, estimate the costs, and measure the benefits of a multifaceted care programme that incorporates the key clinical and prognostic elements of ALS.
Project Aim(s): To explore the perspectives of multiple stakeholders on respite services for dementia, with a view to informing service development in the Irish context.