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 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: 

Louth - St James House, Rath Abbey, Grange, Co Louth. Wednesdays 7.00pm  to 9.30pm, from 7th March to 11th April 2018. Course is now fully booked
Meath - The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Whistlemount Day Care, 6 Liscarton Villas, Kells Road, Navan, Co Meath. Tuesdays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 10th April to 15th May 2018 inclusive. Course is now fully booked
Dublin North - Artane Family Resource Centre, 55 Gracefield Road, Artane, Dublin 5. Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 9th April until 14th May 2018 inclusive. Course is now fully booked
Dublin South - Bloomfield Hospital, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Thursday 12th April, Tuesday 17th April, Thursday 26th April, Thursday 3rd May, Thursday 10th May & Thursday 17th May 2018. 7.00pm to 9.30pm each evening. Course is now fully booked
Galway - Flannery's Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway. Wednesdays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 23rd May to 27th June 2018 inclusive.
Cork - The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Bessboro Day Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Cork. Thursdays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 17th May to 21st June 2018 inclusive.
Upcoming Courses:
Dublin Daytime Course, North Tipperary, Galway, Cork, North Kerry/West Limerick, Kildare, Wicklow, Dublin North, Dublin South, Longford and Portlaoise.

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.

Alternatively click here to complete the form online.

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.

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.


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