Dementia is a condition which affects the brain.

It causes gradual damage to brain cells and this affects how a person remembers, thinks and speaks. It will affect how you cope with everyday life.

There are many types of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common and well know type. Other types include Vascular dementia, Lewybody dementia and Frontotemporal dementia.

Dementia is a progressive condition and while there is no cure there are medications which can have a delaying effect. They do not work for everyone but can be effective for some people.

There are lots of steps you can take to manage your symptoms and live well with dementia. 

For more information

  • talk to your doctor,
  • call our National Helpline at 1800 341 341 or

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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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