“Safety in the home is important to everyone, but living with a diagnosis of dementia can in some cases add to the concern of keeping people safe in their own home environment,” said Hilary Johnston, Regional Lead for Home Accident Prevention with the PHA.
IPH’s web-based research resource on dementia --- www.dementiaresearch.ie – has been significantly updated to include material spanning the years 2010 to 2017.
The original website – launched in mid-2016 – provided a summary of data, literature and policy related to dementia across the island of Ireland between January 2010 and December 2014.
It is estimated that there are more than 60,000 people living on the island of Ireland with dementia. This is set to rise because people are living much longer and has been identified by the World Health Organization as a public health priority. A diagnosis of dementia can often include feelings of fear and isolation.
IPH work in dementia includes: