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 Dementiaprovides 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.

Carlow Memory Resource Room:

  • Sacred Heart Hospital, Old Dublin Road, Carlow
  • Phone Aoife Regan on 087 720 1503 or email at aoife.regan@hse.ie 

Cavan Memory Resource Room:

  • Primary Care Team building, Drumalee Business Park, Cootehill Rd, Cavan
  • Phone Grainne Timon on 049 435 3133

Clare Memory Resource Room:

  • St Joseph's Hospital, Ennis Co. Clare
  • Phone Leahnora Clohessy on 065 686 38389 or email at leahnora.clohessy@hse.ie

Cork - Mallow Memory Resource Room

  • Mallow Primary Health Care building, Mallow, Co. Cork
  • Phone Anne Marie McMahon on 022 85700 or email at AnneMarieMcMahon1@hse.ie
  • Visit: www.crystalproject.ie

Cork - Kinsale Memory Resource Room

  • Kinsale Primary Care Centre, New Rd, Kinsale, Co.Cork
  • Phone Deirdre Cullen on 021 492 3194 or email at deirdrem.cullen@hse.ie

Dublin - The Memory Harbour, Clonskeagh

  • Memory Harbour, Hospital Grounds, Clonskeagh Hospital, Dublin 6
  • Phone Joan Fitzpatrick on 01 268 0392 or email at joan.fitzpatrick@hse.ie 

Dublin - Ballyfermot Memory Resource Room, Dublin:

  • Ballyfermot Primary Care Centre, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
  • Phone Aine O'Reilly on 087 947 3251 or email aine.oreilly@hse.ie

Dublin - St Columcille's Hospital Memory Resource Room:

  • St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin
  • Phone Joyce Jones on 01 2115186 / 01 2115196 or email joyce.jones@hse.ie

Galway Memory Resource Room:

  • Seven Springs Day Centre, St Brendan's Community Nursing Unit, Lake Road, Loughrea, Co. Galway
  • Phone Sheila Mitchell on 087 751 4428 or email memoryresourceroom.galway@hse.ie

Kerry Memory Resource Room:

  • Bhaile Mhuire Day Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee
  • Phone: Ursula Noonan, OT on 086 780 9989 or email at ursula.noonan1@hse.ie

Kilkenny Memory Cottage:

  • Day Centre, St Columba's Hosptial, Thomastown
  • Phone Aoife Regan on 087 720 1503 or email at aoife.regan@hse.ie

Leitrim Memory Resource Room:

  • St Patricks Hospital, Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim
  • Phone Sharon Richardson on 07196 20011 x223 or email at sharon.richardson@hse.ie

Limerick Memory Resource Room

  • St Camillius Hospital, Shelbourne Road, Co. Limerick
  • Phone Maria McInerney / Niamh Grady on 061 483 672 or email at maria.mcinerney1@hse.ie / niamhb.ogrady@hse.ie

Louth - Dundalk Memory Resource Room:

  • Apt 1, Great Northern Haven, Dundalk, Co. Louth
  • Phone Dearbhail Dougan on 086 774 9350 or email dearbhail.dougan@hse.ie

Louth - Drogheda Memory Resource Room:

  • Ballsgrove Health Centre, Ballsgrove Estate, Drogheda Co. Louth
  • Phone Dearbhail Dougan on 086 774 9350 or email dearbhail.dougan@hse.ie 

Mayo Memory Resource Room:

  • OT Assessment Room, St Mary's Hospital, Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
  • Phone Sheila Mitchell on 087 751 4428 or email memoryresourceroom.mayo@hse.ie

Meath Memory Resource Room:

  • Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, Co. Meath
  • Phone Dearbhail Dougan on 086 774 9350 or email dearbhail.doughan@hse.ie

Roscommon Primary Care

  • Boyle Primary Care Centre, Elphin Street, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
  • Phone Sheila Mitchell on 087 751 4428 or email at memoryresourceroom.roscommon@hse.ie

South Tipperary Memory Technology Library:

  • South Tipperary General Hospital Grounds, Clonmel. Co Tipperary
  • Phone Emma O'Brien on 052 617 7080 or email at EmmaM.Obrien@hse.ie
  • Visit: www.southtipperarydementia.ie

Waterford Memory Resource Room:

  • St Patricks Hospital , Johns Hill, Co. Waterford
  • Phone Catherine Murphy / Triona Wall on 051 858 174 or email waterford.mtrr@hse.ie

Wexford Memory Resource Room:

  • Day Care/ Health Living Centre, New Ross, Co Wexford
  • Phone Martina McKinstry on 051 440 236 or email martina.mckinstry@hse.ie

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.

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