Talking to other people with dementia can be a really positive experience.
You can share tips and strategies. Just meeting others who understand can be very helpful. You can do this in a number of ways.
Meet other people:
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has a number of supports that can help you to meet other peope with dementia. These include our Alzheimer Cafes and Social Clubs. For more information about these and other supports call 1800 341 341 or click here
The Society also facilitates the Irish Dementia Working Group. This group is for people with early stage dementia who want to share their expereiences and highlight specific issues or areas that are important to them. The group meets four times a year. For more information you can call 1800 341 341.
On-line forums and websites:
On-line groups can connect you with other people with dementia.
DASNI: The Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International is an internet support network organised by and for people diagnosed with dementia:
Talking Point is an online forum for people with dementia, families and carers to discuss all aspects of the condition. You can ask questions and participate in discussions. It is run by The Alzheimer Society, UK.
The Scottish Dementia Working Group is a group of people with dementia who talk about their life with dementia. They have a website which includes their publications and presentations.