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During World Alzheimer’s Month this September, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) will be joining Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and other leading dementia organisations around the world to raise awareness of the fact that every three seconds someone develops dementia. 

The international campaign, which will carry the hashtag #Every3Seconds, highlights that dementia is the global health and social challenge of our time with more than 50 million people currently living with dementia worldwide and the figure is predicted to increase by 10 million in 2018.
 
World Alzheimer’s Month is an opportunity to build understanding about a health issue that will affect more and more people as the years pass, while encouraging crucial efforts to support those already affected by dementia around the world. World Alzheimer’s Day is held on Friday, September 21st. 
 
In addition to supporting this campaign, the ASI will be raising awareness and challenging the stigma that often surrounds dementia during World Alzheimer’s Month this September with the launch of a new publication, fundraising and information events, media appearances, public talks and advocacy and information sessions.
 
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Events during World Alzheimer's Month 2018

● Week starting Monday, September 3rd

- 4th: Info Bus: Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee - Dementia Advisers Amy Murphy & Vanessa Bradbury (11am-4pm) 
- 4th: EnCaRe Dementia workshop - Dublin *For more information contact Kevin kevin@carealliance.ie
- 5th: Info Bus: Mallow Primary Health Centre, Co Cork - Dementia Advisers Amy Murphy & Vanessa Bradbury (2pm-5pm)
- 5th: Mallow Primary Care Centre 2pm-5pm Dementia Adviser Amy Murphy is also delivering a talk on dementia within the centre 
- 5th: Fiona Beattie, Comunity Dementia Support Nurse is delivering a talk at Plunkett Community Nursing Home
- 6th: Info Bus: Cashel Library, Cashel, Co Tipperary - Amy Murphy (11am-3pm) 
- 6th: Dementia Adviser Jean Scanlan has stand at Community Information Day in St Agnes in Crumlin
- 7th: ASI Galway Alzheimer Cafe has a guest speaker on Assistive Technology and dementia  - Menlo Park Hotel Galway
- 7th: Info Bus: Bantry Market, Bantry, Co Cork - Dementia Adviser Vanessa Bradbury (9.30am-1.30pm) 
- 8th-15th: Camino Adventure (Deric Ó h’Artagáin & Advocates Kathy Ryan & Jacinta Dixon)  
 - 8th: Info Bus: West Cork Food Festival, Skibbereen, Co Cork - Dementia Adviser Vanessa Bradbury (10am-2pm)
- ASI Family Carer Training - click here for info
- Home Instead Senior Care hosting series of free workshops aimed at ensuring family carers who are caring for relatives with dementia have the 'Confidence to Care' More info here
 

● Week starting Monday, September 10th

- 10th: Dementia Programme at County Library Tallaght, Chair Gym with Siel Bleu Ireland (11.00am-12.00pm)
- 10th: ASI 47 Main Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Information Open Morning (10.00am-1.00pm)
- 11th: Amy Murphy giving talk to the Active Retirement Group in Mitchelstown
- 11th: Jean Scanlan has a stand at the annual Tallaght Fair
- 12th: Launch of World Alzheimer’s month In St James’s Hospital concourse (1.00pm-2.00pm) including Choral Performance, speakers Prof Brian Lawlor & Mary Butler, and our Mobile Information Service with Dementia Advisers Jean Scanlan & Aine Bennett (Bus outside main concourse from 11.00am-2.00pm. (All welcome)
- 12th: Coffee Morning & Cake Sale, The Blind Tiger, Sligo, from (9.30am - 12.00pm).
- 12th: Men's Shed Exhibition, Pairc Úi Chaoimh, Cork, Dementia Advisers Amy Murphy & Vanessa Bradbury have a stand
- ASI Family Carer Training - click here for info
- 13th: Dementia Programme at County Library Tallaght, Chair Gym with Siel Bleu Ireland (2.00pm-3.00pm)
- 14th: Let’s Talk Dementia –  on RTE Radio One Extra at 7am and repeated at 1pm  
- Resilience of Family Carers of People with Dementia Workshop - Kilkenny (11th). Full details here  *For more information contact Kevin kevin@carealliance.ie 
- Home Instead Senior Care hosting series of free workshops aimed at ensuring family carers who are caring for relatives with dementia have the 'Confidence to Care' More info here
 

● Week starting Monday, September 17th

- 17th: Dementia Adviser Maureen Mannion is delivering a talk to the Active Retirement Group in Loughrea, Co Galway at 7pm
- 17th: Tredagh Lodge Day Care Centre in Drogheda Co Louth will host a "meet and greet" for political representatives to highlight the ASI pre-budget submission (4pm - 5pm).
- 18th: Kilkenny DC Centre, No 1 Father Walsh Close, Cootes Lane, Kilkenny, Open Morning/Information Morning (9.30am-1.00pm)
- 18th-20th: Info Bus: Ploughing Championships DAs & Staff & Volunteers  
- 18th: Resilience of Family Carers of People with Dementia Workshop - Cork. Full details here  *For more information contact Kevin kevin@carealliance.ie 
- 19th: My Caring for Dementia event takes place in Clontarf Golf Club (Cllr Deirdre Heney) at 8.00pm
- 19th: Fiona Beattie is delivering a talk in Boyle Roscommon on engaging our community
- 19th: Kevin Quaid speaking at GECAS Limerick on living with dementia
- 19th: Jacinta Dixon doing Q&A with one of our team at UDG in Dublin (Corporate sponsor)
- 20th: Tallaght University Hospital, Public Health Education Series,Kilnamanagh, Family Recreation Centre, Treepark Road, Kilnamanagh, Dublin 24 (11am)
- 20th: Offaly HC/DC: ASI, Old Day Care Centre, John's Terrace Birr, Co. Offaly, Open Day/Information Day (11.00am-12.00pm)
- ASI Family Carer Training - click here for info
- Home Instead Senior Care hosting series of free workshops aimed at ensuring family carers who are caring for relatives with dementia have the 'Confidence to Care' More info here
- 22nd/23rd: Mobile Information Service will be available in the Church Yard, Mountrath, Co Laois on Saturday 22nd Sept 6.30 - 8.30 pm and from Sun 23rd from 11 am - 1pm
 
● World Alzheimer's Day 2018 (Friday, 21st September)
- Launch of new cookbook ‘A Taste to Remember’
- Let’s Talk Dementia –on RTE Radio One Extra at 7am and repeated at 1pm 
- The ASI Drumkill Day Care Centre 20th Anniversary 
- Culture Night (Terry Prachett Event at Trinity 
 - Dementia Adviser Vanessa Bradbury has a stand at the Cork University Hospital event
- ASI Day Care ,Bethany House, Barrack Street, Carlow, Information Open Day - Local County Councellors Invited, (11.00am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm)
- Dunmurry Springs Day Care, Dunmurry Springs Golf Club Co Kildare, Open Morning/Highlight ASI prebudget submission for 2019 with local politicians (11.00am to 12.30pm) 
- Kildare Home Care, McAuley Court, Woodstock Street North, St. Vincents Hospital Athy, Co Kildare, Information Day, (10.00am to 2.00pm)
- Wexford Home Care, 2 Slaney Street ,Wexford Town, Wexford, Information Morining (11.00am-1.00pm)
- Alzheimer’s Pop-up Café at St James' Hospital (12.30pm-1.30pm) with speakers including advocates Ronan Smith, Máire Anne Doyle and Nora Owen (Booking in advance is required - maroneill@stjames.ie rsvp 11th September / *https://goo.gl/maps/jMYsmJKxcNv (directions to MISA)
 

● Week starting Monday, September 24th

- 24th: Dementia Programme at County Library Tallaght, Forget-Me-Nots Choir performance (7.00pm) 
- 24th: Mobile Information Service, Abbeyleix Hospital 10.00am - 1.00pm
- 25th Mobile Information Service, Midland Park Hotel Laois PPN’s Over 50’s Information Afternoon 2pm-4.30pm 
- 25th: Resilience of Family Carers of People with Dementia Workshop - Limerick. Full details here  *For more information contact Kevin kevin@carealliance.ie 
- 25th: Give talk Dunleer Library Dunleer Library Dementia, Co Louth, Dementia Adviser role, ASI services Louth Maeve Montgomery (6.00pm)
- 26th Mobile Information Service, 11am to 12.30pm at Portarlington Further Education Centre, Co Laois
- 26th Mobile Information Service, 2-4 pm Rathdowney Day Care Centre, Co Laois (Adjacent to Church of Holy Trinity in Rathdowney)
- 26th: Dementia Information and Support for Families (Cork) 
- 26th: Raheny SuperValu dementia inclusive shopping event (Cllr Deirdre Heney)
- ASI Family Carer Training - click here for info
- 27th: Maryborough Clinic 12 noon - 1pm Stradbally Road entrance, Psychiatry of Later Life Block Road, 2.30-4.30pm Social Club on Tour Psychiatry of Later Life 
- 28th: Mobile Information Service, 10am-5pm Lyster Square, Portlaoise, Co Laois
- 28th: Positive Aging event In Creative Life MISA St James' Hospital (12.30pm-2.00pm) with speakers  Catherine Jordan & Dr Eamon Laird and  Reminiscence Theatre Workshop Booking in advance is required maroneill@stjames.ie rsvp 11th September *https://goo.gl/maps/jMYsmJKxcNv (directions to MISA)
- 28th: Pre-Budget Submission local event, Garryown Day Care Centre (11am - 1pm).  
- 28th: Cavan Day Care Centre will host a "meet and greet" for political representatives to highlight the ASI pre-budget submission (2pm - 3pm).
- 28th: Drop in Infromation Hub Iontas, Castleblayney Drop in Information Hub Monaghanwith Dementia Adviser Maeve Montgomery (10.30am-12.00pm)
- 28th: Let’s Talk Dementia – on RTE Radio One Extra at 7am and repeated at 1pm
- 28th: Drop in Information Hub  - Maeve Montgomery (Dementia Adviser) for Cavan/ Monaghan/ Louth at the Íontas Castleblayney Arts & Community Resource Centre, Co Monaghan, (10.30am-1.00pm)
- Home Instead Senior Care hosting series of free workshops aimed at ensuring family carers who are caring for relatives with dementia have the 'Confidence to Care' More info here
 
If you would like your event to appear here, please email cormac.cahill@alzheimer.ie
 
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Further Information

 
Understand Together is a public support, awareness and information campaign led by HSE, working with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Genio campaign. For more information go to www.understandtogether.ie
 

 

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