Assistive technology can help support and enable people with dementia to live more independently.
ASI has a new guide to help you explore how technology can help.
It provides tips and examples for day-to-day life including:
prompts or reminders to help plan your day
technology that helps with communication, such as an easy to use phone.
technology to assist with safety such as a gas or flood detector.
safer walking technologies that can help if a person becomes lost.
Click or call 1800 341 341 for your free copy
Looking for a product or device?
The following websites have lists of products and details about who you can order from:
Assist Ireland: provides information about assistive technology and a directory of products as well as a list of suppliers you can order from.
Dementia Circle: Funded by The Alzheimer Society in Scotland,this website has reviews from people with dementia and their families who have tested products, they also have helpful information sheets.
AT Dementia: provides information about assitive technology products. The website in based in England but many of suppliers listed deliver to Ireland. The site has lots of information leaflets to help you make decisions about what technology works for you.
Assitive Technology Memory Libraries in Ireland
There are a number of memory libraries and memory resource rooms which have assistive technology products on display.
You can arrange a visit by contacting the library you wish to visit. The libraries are run by the Health Service Executive, HSE. Most have an occupational therapist who can meet with you to discuss your needs.
South Tipperary Memory Technology Library:
Mallow Memory Resource Room, Cork:
The Memory Harbour, Dublin:
Clonskeagh Hospital, Dublin 6
Phone : 01 268 0392
Carlow Memory Resource Room:
Sacred Heart Hospital, Carlow
Phone: 058 913 6492
Kilkenny Memory Cottage:
Day Centre, St Columba's Hosptial, Thomastown
Phone 056 775 4825 or 087 904 2967
Roscommon Primary Care:
Phone 090 663 7500
Kerry Memory Resource Room:
Bhaile Mhuire Day Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee
Phone: Ursula Noonan, OT on 086 780 9989
Limerick Memory Resource Room
Rehabilitation Building, St Camillius Hospital, Shelbourne Road
Phone: 061 483 645
As part of the National Dementia Strategy, The National Dementia Office and the Health Service Executive (HSE) are working to open more memory libraries and memory resource rooms in Ireland. As they are opened, the locations and contact details will be available on this page or by calling our Helpline on 1800 341 341.