- Single Assessment Tool: Health Service Executive
- Health Research Board
- Creating Excellence in Dementia: Trinity College Dublin
- Living with Dementia: Trinity College Dublin
- Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation: University College Cork
Measurement, research and evaluation are critical for the development of an efficient and equitable dementia care system.
In recognition of this, Atlantic, the Department of Health and the Health Research Board came together to support a number of key research programmes linked directly to the delivery of the National Dementia Strategy. This includes the landmark Creating Excellence in Dementia Care report, which provided the research baseline for the work of the Advisory Group to the National Dementia Strategy. It provided dementia prevalence rates for Ireland and estimates of economic costs as well as reviewing current levels of provision and reporting on best practice in dementia care locally and internationally.
Atlantic has also been at the forefront of supporting the development of a national standardized Single Assessment Tool (SAT) for dependent older people, including people with dementia.
In addition, Atlantic’s investment programme in dementia has contributed to the development of a number of screening tools at the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation at the University of Cork. The community assessment of risk and treatment strategy (CARTS) programme has been developed as a risk intervention strategy that aims to screen, triage, assess and manage risk in relation to three adverse outcomes: institutionalization, hospitalization and death, among community-dwelling older adults.
“At the end of the day it really is about … Has [the research] actually made a difference on the ground to the organisations who are actually trying to deliver services and make decisions and has the research and the data that’s been generated [aided this]?”
Teresa Maguire, Health Research Board (HRB)
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