In the lead up to the publication of the Irish Dementia Strategy (due in Autumn 2014), Atlantic Philanthropies have announced new grants totaling €14.7 million to improve the care and wellbeing of people suffering with dementia in the Republic of Ireland. These grants are the subject of ongoing discussions with the Government. The grants are being made to:
– The Health Service Executive (€12m)
– The Health Research Board (€2.7m)
As a result of this funding, The Health Research Board, and the Irish Department of Health are partnering with Atlantic Philanthropies to invest up to €4.7 million into research on dementia. The research will focus on improving prevention, intervention and care of people with dementia.