Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a set of symptoms and behaviours that occur when the brain stops working properly. This results in loss of independent function for that person.
Daily brain exercises may help decrease your risk of developing dementia by building cognitive reserve.
This page will help you to find local services in relation to dementia quickly and efficiently.
If you are living with dementia, this section offers some practical advice on living your life to the full.
11 people a day develop dementia. People just like you.
Watch our real life stories.
This is an ambitious and wide ranging campaign. It involves
a lot of different organisations co-operating to help people with dementia and their loved ones.
How to diminish the risk factors and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
For any questions on the Understand Together campaign, please get in touch with the following contact:
Understand Together Cairín Conway National Dementia Campaign Manager
Tel: 01 635 2067
For questions on the implementation of the National Dementia Strategy, please contact the National Dementia Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Dementia Office
General Manager - Mary Manning
Administrative Staff: Stephanie Connell
For more information about dementia, freephone helpline 1800 341 341 (provided by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland)
Our Helpline Advisers and trained Helpline Volunteers are available to talk to you in confidence about:
The helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. If you are contacting us outside these hours you can leave a brief message with your name and contact number and your call or email will be returned when the helpline re-opens. The Helpline closes on Public Holidays and for scheduled training.
For questions about health services, your entitlements, or how to access HSE health or social services in your area, contact the HSELive team
Callsave: 1850 24 1850Phone: 041 6850300Email: email@example.comMonday to Friday: 8am - 8pmSaturday: 10am - 5pm