Genio’s research and evaluation programme examines the impact of service transformation on people with dementia, families, service organisations and the wider service system to explore how change can be best achieved and to share what we have learned. We use independent, externally commissioned research and evaluations along with a comprehensive internal monitoring and evaluation system. 

Research from the HSE & Genio Dementia programme to date shows that personalised, community-based services can be an option for everyone regardless of age, type or stage of dementia – once the correct supports are provided for each person. These supports have been shown to help people at all stages of dementia remain in their own community for longer periods and can be more cost effective than residential long-term care options for most people. Findings from the programme indicate that better outcomes for people with dementia can be best achieved by adopting a system-wide response based on personalised services. This means increased co-ordination between community-based and specialised services and/or acute hospitals, as well as involving the wider community.

Impact to date - dementia

13 projects supported
  • 9 projects have developed community-based supports for people with dementia. Five of these projects focused on supporting people with advanced dementia. This resulted in the development of a community supports model.

  • 3 projects are developing integrated care pathways in the acute hospital sector for people with dementia.

  • 1 project developed a series of ten films designed to address fears about memory loss and dementia to to provide practical advice about brain health.
3,299 people provided with individualised supports in the community
  • 1,476 people with dementia

  • 1,823 family carers

Training and support hours
  • 67,473 personalised support hours have been provided.

  • 2,354 hours of training and education have been provided.

  • 11,753 hours of demenia awareness-raising activities have been delivered.

Research & Evidence


Personalised Supports and Care for People with Dementia

Kevin Cullen, Work Research Centre, Dublin; and Fiona Keogh, Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia, National University of Ireland, Galway (formerly Genio). 2018

Economic Analysis of a Community-based Model for Dementia Care

Prof Eamon O’Shea and Christine Monaghan, National Centre for Social Research on Dementia, NUI Galway 2016

Evaluation of the HSE & Genio Dementia Programme – Year Two

Prof Eamon O’Shea and Christine Monaghan, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway 2015

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