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.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is a national non-profit organisation providing dementia specific services and supports. It advocates for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers. It supports people with all types of dementia, not just Alzheimer’s disease.
The Society’s vision is an Ireland where no one goes through dementia alone and where policies and services respond appropriately to the person with dementia and their carers, at the times they need support.
The Alzheimer Society's network includes over 120 dementia specific services such as day care centres, home care services, carer support groups, social clubs, Alzheimer cafés and two respite centres. For a full list of the services in your area please see Supports and Services section.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland also operates the Alzheimer National Helpline Service offering information and support to anyone affected by Alzheimer's or dementia at 1800 341 341.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has more than 300 volunteers and over 900 full and part-time staff. There are three regional offices and a network of local branches.
Visit The Alzheimer Society of Irelandwebsite for full information
Freephone our helpline on 1800 341 341
The helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 4pm