Dementia Services Information and Development Centre

Guides / Books

Future Dementia Care

Future Dementia Care in Ireland

Sharing the Evidence to Mobilise Action

Click here to download (PDF 10.6 MB)



Dementia: A positive guide

Dementia: A positive guide provides you with material gathered over time from practitioners, and carers, which draws on a wide range of ideas you can utilize as you ‘up skill’ and ‘empower’ family members and carers in their care giving role.




Creating Excellence in Dementia Care 

A research Review for Ireland's National Dementia Strategy

Click here to download (PDF 3.7 MB)



Guides for family Caregivers and Health Care Professionals


Life for Caregivers after Placing a Relative in a Nursing Home

Click here to download (PDF 1.1 MB)



Memory Clinics in Ireland

Click here to download (PDF 850k)





Practical GuideA Practical Guide to Daily Living for Family Caregivers

Click here to download (PDF 1.9MB)




Living in a Nursing HomeLiving in a Nursing Home - Quality of Life

The Priorities of Older People with a Cognitive Impairment

Click here to download (PDF 360k)



Finding a Suitable Nursing Home for a Relative with Dementia

A Guide for Family Caregivers to Placing a Relative with Dementia in a Nursing Home

Click here to download (PDF 650k)




Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia

A Guide for People Worried about Memory and Cognitive Problems

or those recently Diagnosed with Dementia

Click here to download (PDF 316.3k)





Specialist Care Units for People with Dementia In Ireland:

A Guide for Family Caregivers and Health Service Professionals


Click here to download (PDF 721.4k)





An Irish National Survey of Dementia in Long Term Residential Care

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Universal Design Guidelines

Dementia Friendly Dwellings for People with Dementia, their families and Carers

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Teach your Students about Dementia with our new Resource for Schools

We are delighted to announce that we have recently published a dementia resource manual for teachers and a workbook for students

called The Brain - from the Fantastic to the Forgetful.  If you would like further information on this resource

please contact Dearbhla O'Caheny on or 01 4162105