The Irish National Dementia Strategy was launched on 17th December 2014. The Department of Health and the HSE have agreed a joint initiative with the Atlantic Philanthropies to implement significant elements of the Strategy over the period 2014-2017. The Strategy aims to improve the lives of people with dementia by promoting a greater focus on timely diagnosis of dementia and on the value of early intervention, along with the long-term objective of making people in Ireland generally more aware and understanding of the needs of people with dementia, and of the contribution that those with dementia continue to make to our society.
The Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme has been recognised as one of the initiatives that will provide evidence of the factors contributing to healthy ageing. Data collected in specific local authority areas where the programme is most active will provide examples of good practice in positive ageing, and in turn can be linked back to policy and practice.
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