Leitrim one of 11 counties without dementia day services

Leitrim is one of 11 counties unable to provide day services for those suffering with dementia.

In their pre-budget submission, Pat McLoughlin, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland says significant investment is needed to address issues in the sector.

The ASI are seeking a total investment of almost €30m with the vast majority, €18m, needed for Community Day Services.

Speaking to OceanFM News, Pat McLoughlin say there over 500 people in Leitrim suffering from dementia who cannot avail of a local service.