Five Steps to Living Well with Dementia project deemed worthy of continued funding by the HSE.

A project on dementia which was piloted in Co. Tipperary has secured enough funding to bring it into the mainstream provision of services.  Known as Five Steps to Living Well with Dementia, the project aimed to develop models of flexible person-centered care to people with dementia, enabling them to continue to live at home, and to remain as active citizens within their communities.  It was jointly funded for the last three years by Atlantic Philanthropies and the HSE through the Genio Trust.

The results of the project were published recently and the services and supports outlined – such as a dementia support worker initiative and a memory technology library – have been deemed worthy of continued funding by the HSE, in line with the National Dementia Strategy.

The Project Lead and Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry Dr. Caitriona Crowe, has said that she believes this model can make a real difference to the care of people with dementia and could reduce significantly, the number of people with dementia entering intuitional care.