There are 48,000 people living with dementia in Ireland. By the end of the next Government, in 2021, that number will have increased by 40%. Over the next 25 years it will have trebled. Dementia must therefore be a priority in the new Programme for Government. You can learn more about which political parties have pledged their support for people living with dementia here.
If you would like to learn more about dementia and voting rights please download our brief information sheet here.
Ask your candidates to pledge to:
Renew The National Dementia Strategy
Reform The National Dementia Strategy
Resource The National Dementia Strategy
To ensure that dementia-specific home and community care, timely diagnosis and post diagnostic support is provided to the 48,000 people living with dementia.
The ever-growing number of people living with dementia are not just a statistic. They are our fathers. Our mothers. Our husbands and wives. Our teachers. Our mentors. Our guardians.
We can support them by voting for candidates who will remember to prioritise dementia care, not only for those living with dementia today, but for those of us who will develop dementia in the future.
Download our Manifesto for change in dementia care here.
Talk to your candidates using our Voter Prompt Card here.
Order your full supporters pack. Just email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send one to you today.
If you would like further information, download ‘Making Dementia A Political Priority’ here.
Take Action On Your Doorstep
Remember – Tell them what to do
- When candidates call to your door, demand they pledge to Renew, Reform and Resource the National Dementia Strategy.
Remember – Tell Them Why
- Tell them your story. Remind politicians of the people whose care is in their hands.
- Give them a Candidate Pledge Card with your personal story – and a Candidate Sticker.
- Email us at admin@votetoremember to get your stickers