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.
Whether you are worried about yourself or someone you love, support is out there. Services are provided by health professionals and organisations including GPs, pharmacists, hospital groups, community health organisations and public health nurses. Voluntary and community organisations also offer help.
For 55,000 people in Ireland, their families and their friends, living with dementia is an everyday reality. It is a challenge, particularly as the symptoms progress, but it is possible to live a healthy, active and involved life with dementia.
This section is a clear, concise guide to dementia services and supports. It contains a lot of links to other websites to help you get as much information as possible. There’s also some practical advice for carers, family and friends who are living with dementia on a daily basis, as well as for health professionals.
If you have been diagnosed with dementia, you are not alone.
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Support groups help people to live well with dementia, maintaining their dignity and quality of life.
Learn or view all support groups in Ireland
Alzheimer Cafes provide a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends and health care professionals to meet, and exchange ideas and learnings.
Learn about Alzheimer’s Cafes
Find practical advice for carers, family and friends who are living with dementia on a daily basis, as well as information for those who are worried about their own risk of dementia.
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