Insights into Dementia – Informing and Empowering Family Carers

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland runs a six week course aimed at supporting family members who are caring for loved ones with Dementia.
Our face-to-face course consists of six sessions, which are held on a monthly basis, usually in the evenings. Each session lasts 2.5 hours. For more details on the content of the course please click here
We are also now recruiting for our brand new Online Family Training Carer Course called Home-Based Care-Home-Based Education. This will feature the exact same content as the face-to-face course but it will be held exclusively online and can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Places are strictly limited. For frequently asked questions please click here. To book your place today please email or call 01 2073834.

We now have confirmed dates and times for the following face to face courses: 

Dublin North - Artane Coolock Resource and Development Centre, 55 Gracefield Road, Artane, Dublin 5, Wednesdays 7 to 9.30pm, from 26th April to 7th June 2017 inclusive. (No class on Wednesday 17th May 2017).

Dublin South - Bloomfield Hospital, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Thursdays 7 to 9.30pm, from 27th April to 1st June 2017 inclusive.           

Laois - Portlaoise Parish Centre, Stradbally Rd, Moneyballytyrrell, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, 7 to 9.30pm, Tuesday 18th April, Monday 24th April, Thursdays 4th May to 25th May 2017 inclusive.

Dublin North - Artane Coolock Resource and Development Centre, 55 Gracefield Road, Artane, Dublin 5, Mondays 7 to 9.30pm, from 8th May to 19th June 2017 inclusive. (No class on bank holiday Monday 5th June 2017).

Monaghan - St Joseph's Pastoral Centre, Park Street, Monaghan. Wednesdays 10 to 4pm, from 10th to 24th May 2017 inclusive.

Galway - Flannery's Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway City East, Co Galway, Wednesdays 7 to 9.30pm, from 17th May to 21st June 2017 inclusive.

Cork - Bessboro Day Care, Blackrock, Cork. Tuesdays 6 to 8.30pm, from 16th May to 20th June 2017.

Limerick - Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Limerick Day Care Centre, Kilmurry Court, Garryowen, Co Limerick. Thursdays 7 to 9.30pm, 18th May to 22nd June 2017 inclusive.

Kildare - Monasterevin Day Centre, The Courtyard, Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Co Kildare. Course will now commence in September 2017, dates to be confirmed.

Meath - Whistlemount Day Centre, 6 Liscarton Villas, Kells Road, Navan, Co Meath. Mondays 7 to 9.30pm, 11th September to 16th October 2017 inclusive.

If the course is of interest to you, please download this Course Application Form. Please complete the form and return it by email to, or by post to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Training Department, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

The content of the course includes:

  • Understanding Dementia
  • Changing Relationships
  • Communication and Responding to Behaviour
  • Nutrition and Eating Well
  • Engaging in Life Activities
  • Personal Care
  • Safety in the Home
  • Looking After Yourself as a Carer
  • Accessing Information
Feedback has been extremely positive from participants who have completed the course earlier this year. Some of their comments included:
"The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable and very good at imparting information. It was also great to meet other carers who are dealing with the same issues as me"
"All areas of the course gave me great insight and totally changed me as a carer"
"Overall the course was superb. It has given me a lot more confidence. Thank you so much. Brilliant"


More information

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.

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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.


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