Each year, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (The ASI) submits a Pre-Budget Submission (PBS) to the Irish Government for funding for vital dementia supports. Extensive research is undertaken before the PBS takes place, and focus groups and meetings are held with relevant stakeholders. Members of the Irish Dementia Working Group (IDWG) - based in Southern Ireland - recently gathered in County Cork to consult about The ASI's PBS 2024. Members discussed their current and future needs, and what supports they may need now and in the future. They discussed what needed to change in Ireland and what was important to them. The information gathered during this consultation is invaluable to The ASI, as it represents the voice of those living with dementia in Ireland and informs The ASI of what is required in Ireland currently.
Pictured: Members of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland team pictured with members of the Irish Dementia Working Group