About the HSE & Genio Dementia Programme


The HSE & Genio Dementia Programme seeks to transform the range and quality of community-based supports for people with dementia in Ireland, and to change how we think about supporting people with dementia and their families. In line with government policy, these models are supporting people to remain at home, living full lives for as long as possible, and supporting families and local communities in this goal. Supported by the Irish Government and the Atlantic Philanthropies, these new service models will inform the implementation of the Irish National Dementia Strategy. Below you will find links to some key resources related to the programme along with pages related to specific topics.

Impact to date

  • Projects are being supported to develop community-based supports for people with dementia. These projects are based in Cork (Kinsale and Mallow), Dublin, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Louth, Mayo, Roscommon and Tipperary.
  • In addition, 3 projects are being supported to develop integrated care pathways for people with dementia to improve access to and discharge from acute hospitals. These projects are based in Connolly Hospital Dublin, St. James’ Hospital Dublin and Mercy Hospital Cork.
  • Hundreds of people with dementia are receiving individualised services under this programme that help keep them engaged in their local communities and living in their own homes.
  • These services are very different to what was previously available. People with dementia and family carers have had an input into what type of supports they need and responsive, individualised services have been put in place.
  • These projects have demonstrated how the service model can change. The intention is that the learning and evidence from these projects will be widely shared so that into the future everyone with dementia and their carers will receive more personalised and cost effective models of care.