In total 15 projects, based in Ireland, have been supported by Atlantic across five major themes:
- Service Transformation
- Education and Training
- Brain Health, Prevention and Diagnosis
- Advocacy and Awareness
- Measurement, Research and Evaluation
The projects cover every aspect of dementia, addressing issues as diverse as philosophy, epidemiology, culture, stigma, understanding, education, skills and training, and how best to transform supports for people with dementia.
The projects support empowerment for people with dementia, including their autonomy, rights and dignity as citizens and ensuring that they are at the centre of decision making about their own needs, now and in the future.
The grantees supported by Atlantic have strong and credible records in seeking to enhance personhood and autonomy for people with dementia. The biopsychosocial model was the template for Atlantic’s investment in dementia in Ireland.
“Atlantic played a critical role in creating and maintaining momentum by bringing together a wide coalition of stakeholders and in funding a number of them in a variety of areas. Atlantic have also provided funding for major elements of the National Dementia Strategy, most notably the provision of intensive care packages for people with dementia on the boundary of care between community, acute care and residential care.”
Paying Dividends, A Report on the Atlantic Philanthropies Investment in Dementia in Ireland, Professor Eamon O’Shea and Dr. Patricia Carney, Page 38