The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) has been an enduring and important agent for change within the Irish dementia field and a trailblazer for the development of the social model of dementia in Ireland.
The Centre engages in three core activities.
- The provision of education and training to staff providing services to people with dementia in a range of care settings. Over the years, through its workshops, extra-mural classes and seminar series, the DSIDC has trained thousands of health service professionals.
- Information and consultancy services which provides a range of information on dementia and dementia-related issues. The Centre has produced training videos and a multitude of other relevant training materials and information kits on dementia.
- Research which contributes to the development of timely, responsive and accessible interventions and best practice models for people with dementia.
The Centre was originally founded in 1998 and initially funded by the Department of Health, before subsequent funding from Atlantic.