Find services & support in your county

Choose the services that interest you and you will find more information about what they provide, how to access them and you can download our referral forms.

Social Club

Our Social Clubs are for people with dementia, their families or carers.

Carlow Town Social Club

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Bethany House, Barrack St., Carlow.
Contact: Susan O'Bryne / Moira Knowles
Phone: 059 9134736
Meets every Thursday 2pm - 4pm
How to access this service?

For more information about the club and how to come along contact the organiser with the details above.

Day Care Services

Our day care centres provide dementia specific, person centred care to meet the needs of the person with dementia.

Bethany House Day Care

Bethany House Day Care, Barrack St, Carlow
Contact: Moira Knowles/Susan O'Byrne
Phone: 059 913 4736
Monday to Friday
How to access this service?

People with dementia, their families and healthcare professionals can contact the day centre they are interested in.

We ask that a referral form is completed and this form requires confirmation of a diagnosis of dementia from a GP or consultant.

Contact the day care centre you are interested in to talk about the service and to send your completed referral form.

Respite Care

We currently operate two national respite centres in Ireland

Watermans Lodge Respite Care Centre

Waterman's Lodge Care Centre, Ballina/Killaloe, Tipperary, V94 T2K1
Contact: Christina McKenna
Phone: 061 374 888

Home Care Services

Our home care service offers dementia specific, person centred care and our trained staff work with clients to ensure that we meet your needs.

Carlow Home Care

Bethany House, Barrack St, Carlow
Contact: Caroline Kennedy
How to access this service?

Contact our home care coordinator above. Our home care coordinators will carry out an initial assessment on clients.

To help with this assessment we ask that a referral form is completed and sent to the home care service you are interested in.

Support Group

We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland.

Carlow Support Group

Bethany House, Barrack Street, Carlow Town, Carlow
Contact: Moira Knowles
Phone: 059 913 4736
First Tuesday of every month at 11am
How to access this service?

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis.  Contact the coordinator above to find out more information about attending a support group.

National Helpline 1800 341 341

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline Service is open 6 days a week. Call 1800 341 341 or email helpline@alzheimer.ie

National Helpline

Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm

Note:

Our confidential National Helpline freephone number is available to callers within the Republic of Ireland. If you live abroad, you can contact our national office at +353 1 207 3800 and ask for our Helpline Service. Telephone charges will apply.

Centre of Operations

The Centre of Operations are responsible for the overall management of the relevant services in their region.

South Eastern Centre of Operations

Bethany House, Barrack St, Carlow, Co. Carlow. R93 F8K3
Contact: Mary Bardin
Phone: 086 043 8238

Note:

The South Eastern Centre of Operations covers counties South Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois & Offaly

Other Support and Services

There are a range of other services, in addition to those provided by The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, which can provide support and assistance to you and your family.

Social Activities

Memories Choir

Sacred Heart Hospital, Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Contact: Mary Murphy
Phone: 059 9136466

Note:

Community choirs are choirs for older people, especially welcoming to people affected by dementia and memory loss, their families, friends and carers.

Carlow Men’s Shed

Co. Carlow
Contact: Irish Mens Sheds Association
Phone: 01 8916150

Note:

Mens Sheds are in different locations throughout Carlow. Contact Irish Men's Sheds Association by phone or look for a list on the website.

Siel Bleu Physical Activities, Carlow

Co. Carlow
Contact: Head Office
Phone: 01 209 6889

Note:

Siel Bleu holds a range of physical activity sessions which are open for people with dementia and their carers to attend. The cost per session is €5. Siel Bleu also offers one to one classes which can be held in people’s homes at a cost of €30 per session. The class timetable with details of the groups taking place in Carlow can be viewed at the link above

Memory Technology

Carlow Memory Technology Resource Room

Sacred Heart Hospital, Old Dublin Road, Co. Carlow
Contact: Lisa Farley
Phone: 087 720 1503
By appointment on Thursdays

Note:

The Memory Technology Resource Room has assistive technology products on display. People with memory difficulties and their carers will have an opportunity to see a range products and how they work. You can also access expert advice about assistive technology.

Memory Clinic

Memory Clinic Carlow

Memory Clinic, Day Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Contact: Phil Walsh
Every 2 weeks

Note:

The Memory Clinic is a specialised service for people with memory loss, changes in cognitive function and dementia. Diagnosis and treatments are provided for those concerned about changes in their memory and memory disorders, including dementia. Referral-based service which is also available for people under 65.

Public Health Nurse

Local Health Services

Contact: HSE Information Line
Phone: 1850 24 1850

Note:

Click the link above to find what local health services are in your area

Clinical Care

Note:

The clinical care team are part of a multidisciplinary team that provides specialist mental health services to older people. They work in partnership with GP's, hospitals and other local health care and social services. Majority of clinical care services will require a referral from a GP. To find a clinical care service in your area you can visit the Understand Together website click the link above. Select your location to filer the services

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