Day Care Centres
38 Day Care Centres currently provide specialist care to people with dementia throughout Ireland.The centres offer a range of activities and services in a welcoming and stimulating environment. The centres also provide information and support to carers and family members and often host local Support Group meetings.
Home Care Programmes
This service assigns a trained dementia care worker to a client's residence for a designated number of hours per week. The service offers stimulation and activity for the person with dementia as well as support and respite for the carer. There are presently 28 Home Care programmes nationwide.
The Weekly Social Clubs currently operate a drop in centre for people with dementia and their carers,family and friends. This social gathering offers a place to meet new friends, access information and support as well as participate in activities siuch as social outings in a supportive environment.The are currently 6 clubs throughout the country.
There are 30 Carer Support Groups operating throughout Ireland, usually meeting on a monthly basis. This support network offers a vital opportunity for carers and family members to share experiences and receive information and practical advice in a supportive environment.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline
This confidential,free phone service provides information and support to people with dementia,their carers, families and friends. The Helpline operates from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
FreePhone: 1 800 341 341