Crystal Project – Mallow, Co Cork
The Crystal Project aims to make Mallow a dementia friendly town by increasing awareness about dementia and reducing the stigma surrounding it. The Crystal project is made up of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, HSE, family carers, UCC and the GPs in Mallow Primary Health Centre.
The project will deliver a number of activities through specific aims:
1. Supporting those diagnosed with dementia to stay active within their communities:
A volunteer befriending service will facilitate people to stay active within their community.
2. Supporting families throughout their caring giving journey: Through the provision of family carer training programmes the Friends of Dementia group will bring invaluable family carer experience to the project.
3. Increasing awareness about dementia and reducing stigma within the community: Through public information evenings; a library project; a series of articles on dementia in the local newspaper; an educational programme through the local schools and information sessions for local businesses.
For more information about our current project "Singing for the Brain" please go to our website. The singing group will be held on the ground floor of the Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre from 3-4.30pm on Thursdays. Join us any week and enjoy this fun and sociable experience. Contact Amy Murphy below for more details or click on our website below.
Project Contact Details:
Name: Amy Murphy
Position/Role: Services Manager, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, North Cork
Telephone: 086 7812217