Local Election Campaign 2014

Making your area a Dementia Friendly Community. 

Local government plays a critical role in all our lives. Your council is responsible for promoting the interests of your community and the general development of your area, from community planning and development, to service delivery, housing, roads, education and health, as well as recreation and leisure activities.  
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland asked candidates to work towards making their area a dementia friendly community. Dementia friendly communities transform villages, towns and cities into better places to live for people with dementia and their families.
We asked all candidates in the local elections to: 
  • Support their local Alzheimer Society services 
  • Raise awareness of dementia in their area
  • Ensure the voice of people with dementia is heard by decision-makers
  • Ensure people with dementia are included in arts and recreation activities
  • Recognise the needs of people with dementia and their carers
  • Respond to the needs of people with dementia who are under 65 
Read our Local Election Newsletter to find out more.
Thank you to everyone who outlined the concerns facing people with dementia and their family carers when they met local election candidates.  
For more information about our local elections campaign contact Joanna Joyce (Advocacy Officer) on 01 207 3813

More information

About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

About our services

We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

Featured Events

Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.


We have many items available for sale through our shop. Buy these items will help raise much needed funds for The Society to continue providing vital service all around the country.


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