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.
Within communities people are taking action, big and small steps that make a difference in the everyday lives of people with dementia. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
Businesses or service providers can make a big difference to the quality of life of people with dementia and their families. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
A community champion inspires others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia and their families. Find out how you can become a community champion and the supports available.
How to diminish the risk factors and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
We want everyone to know about the Understand Together campaign. Dementia is an issue concerning everyone in the community and the more awareness there is, the better it is for everyone.
If you’d like to get involved as an individual, a community group, a business, an organisation or a school – we’d like to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to read the relevant pages in this section, and get in contact with us. Below are some of the activities we are involved with – we call this our ‘Campaign Toolkit’.
The Understand Together campaign involves public relations, mass media advertising including initially, Radio and Outdoor Posters (pictured below), and Social Media.
We will be supporting and sharing different resources, some already available from some of our partners, and some that we hope to develop together. We are also working with our partner organisations to promote local and national initiatives as they develop over the lifetime of the campaign.
As an introduction to us and our messages, here are our radio ads. If you can't see the player below, listen to the ads on Soundcloud here.
Support packs, including Posters, Shop Window Stickers and Support Badges can be ordered from our campaign team:
Cairín Conway or Lynda MurphyHSE Communications Division,Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin D08 W2A8Tel: 01 635 2067 or 01 635 2180Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Understand Together Poster
Download our Understand Together Infographic
Freephone our helpline on 1800 341 341
The helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm