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Due to the Covid-19 some services are suspended but ASI is still supporting people with dementia and their families as our Home CareDementia AdvisersNational Helpline, and Online Family Carer Training are all still running

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

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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.

Virtual Dementia Nurse

A 1:1 telephone or video conference call with a Dementia Nurse. This creates a space for people with dementia and / or their families to raise issues that may be arising for them during the cocooning phase of the COVID 19 Emergency.

Virtual Dementia Nurse

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

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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline is expanding with a new free call-back service which offers people with dementia and family carers the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with a Dementia Nurse or a Dementia Adviser during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Call the Helpline on 1800 341 341 to make an appointment.

Dementia Adviser

Our Dementia Advisers work with people with dementia, their families and carers to provide a highly responsive and individualised information and signposting service.

North Cork Dementia Adviser

North Cork, Co. Limerick, South Clare, East Kerry and large parts of Tipperary
Contact: Amy Murphy

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Dementia Adviser, Amy Murphy is available to people living in North Cork (including and north of Mallow and Fermoy). This service is free and confidential.

South Cork Dementia Adviser

Cork City, South Cork, West Cork and South Kerry
Contact: Vanessa Bradbury

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Dementia Adviser, Vanessa Bradbury is available to people living in South Cork (south of Mallow and Fermoy). This service is free and confidential.

Online Family Carer Training

We offer training to family carers looking after a loved one with dementia. Family carers can either be the primary carers for the person with dementia or those indirectly involved in caring

How to access this service?

More details on the course are available on our leaflet.
You can register your interest in the course by completing our online application form. For further information, please contact our National Helpline on 1800 341 341.

Online Family Carer Supports

We have recently launched a new Online Support Group for Family Carers of People with Dementia to help alleviate the increasing pressure points on family carers during Covid-19.

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.

West Cork Home Care

Contact: Michelle O'Shea
Phone: 086 883 0577
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.

Cork City, North & South Lee Home Care

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Co. Cork. T12 HF70
Contact: Cathy Hadden
Phone: 021 497 2504
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.

North Cork Home Care

St Mary's Day Care, Lower Bearforest, Mallow, Co, Cork. P51 WKE3
Contact: Marie Gallagher
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.

Social Club

Day Care Centres, Respite Centres, Social Clubs, face to face Family Carer Training are all postponed until further notice. Our Social Clubs are for people with dementia, their families or carers.

Bessboro Saturday Club

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Co. Cork. T12 HF70
Contact: Jerry Foley
Phone: 021 497 2504
One Saturday a month from 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

Day Care Centres, Respite Centres, Social Clubs, face to face Family Carer Training are all postponed until further notice. Our day care centres provide dementia specific, person centred care to meet the needs of the person with dementia.

Mitchelstown Day Care

Mitchelstown Day Care, James Street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork P67 WP49
Contact: Dympna Howard
Phone: 086 021 8504
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.

Midleton Day Care

My Place, Youth and Community Centre, Mill Road, Midleton, Co. Cork. P25 YT50
Contact: Nurse Manager Barbara Janiec.
Phone: 021 497 2505
Monday
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.

Conna Day Care

Conna Social Day Care Centre, Conna, North Cork, Co. Cork. P51 PP30
Contact: Dympna Howard
Wednesday
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.

Skibbereen Day Care

Skibbereen Day Care, Cara house, Market Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. P81 Y046
Contact: Michelle O'Shea
Phone: 086 883 0577
Thursday
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.

Bandon Day Care

Bandon Day Care, Family Resource Centre, Deer Park, Bandon, Co. Cork. P72 RT99
Contact: Claire McCarthy
Phone: 087 906 0767
Friday *temporarily closed until further notice*
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.

Mallow Day Care

St Mary's Day Care Centre, Lower Bearforest, Mallow, Cork
Contact: Lena O'Sullivan
Phone: 022 433 22
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.

Cork Day Care Centre

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Co. Cork. T12 HF70
Contact: Jerry Foley
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

Day Care Centres, Respite Centres, Social Clubs, face to face Family Carer Training are all postponed until further notice. We currently operate two national respite centres in Ireland

The Orchard Respite Centre

The Orchard Respite Centre, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin. A94 N8Y0
Contact: Simi Nelson, Director of Nursing
Phone: 01 278 38 30
Due to the Covid-19 public health emergency, respite services provided in the Orchard Respite Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin will be temporarily suspended from Friday, 27th March 2020. The service will be resumed once we are clear of the current Covid-19 emergency. Be assured that the HSE, the ASI and our service provider, Mowlam Healthcare, are fully committed to resuming services as soon as possible.

Watermans Lodge Respite Care Centre

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

Support Group

Day Care Centres, Respite Centres, Social Clubs, face to face Family Carer Training are all postponed until further notice. We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland.

North Cork Support Group – Café de Mentia

St Mary's Day Care Centre, Lenihans Lane, Lower Bearforest, Mallow, Cork. P51 WKE3
Contact: Amy Murphy, Dementia Adviser
Phone: 086 781 2217
Support meetings for families held every 3 months on the second Monday of every third month at 7:30-9pm (Anyone with a family member with dementia can attend - no geographical restrictions)
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.

Cork City Support Group

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Co. Cork. T12 HF70
Contact: Vanessa Bradbury
Phone: 021 497 2504
2nd Wednesday of the month from 3-4.30pm
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.

Society Branches

Our branch network plays an integral part in helping us achieve our mission to meet the needs of those affected by dementia.

Cork Branch Office

The Chairperson, C/O Bessboro Day Care Centre, Blackrock, Co. Cork.
Contact: Deirdre Healy

Centre of Operations

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

Southern Centre of Operations

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Blackrock, Cork, Co. Cork. R93 F8K3
Contact: John Hinchcliffe
Phone: 021 497 2504

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The Southern Centre of Operations covers counties Cork, Waterford, South Tipperary & Kerry

Other Support and Services

Many of these services will be currently postponed or offering an alternative option due to Covid 19. Contact the  relevant service to enquire. 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

Kanturk Memory Cafe

Daily Grind Café, O’Brien Street, Kanturk, Co. Cork
First Wednesday of every month from 3pm to 4.30pm

Youghal Social Cafe

Holy Family Church Hall, Youghal, Cork
Contact: Nicola Lucey
Phone: 086 4668484
Last Friday of each month 11am-1pm.

Social Support Group for Young Onset Dementia

Activity Centre, St Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork
Contact: Siobhan
Phone: 0874466558
Last Thursday of every month, 6-8pm

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Social Support Group for Young Onset Dementia (under 65 years) and family members

In the Moment Memory Cafe

Daycare Centre, St. Luke's Home, Castle Road, Mahon, Co.Cork
On 3rd Sat of each month, 2pm to 4pm; Free to attend, just drop in.

Cork Men’s Shed

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

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

Singing for the Brain

Online via Zoom
Contact: Mary
Starting Wed 6th May 2.30pm – 3.30pm

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Everyone welcome to tune in online via Zoom

Memory Technology

Mallow Memory Technology Resource Room

Mallow Primary Healthcare building, Mallow, Co. Cork
Contact: Sheena Cadoo
By appointment

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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.

Cork Memory Technology Resource Room

MTRR, Grounds of St. Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Co. Cork
Contact: Emma O'Brien
Phone: 021 4923194
By appointment

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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

Assessment & Treatment Clinic, Cork

Assessment & Treatment Centre, St. Finbarrs Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork City, Co. Cork
Phone: 021 4923298
One day a week Wednesday

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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.

Public Health Nurse

Local Health Services

Contact: HSE Information Line
Phone: 1850 24 1850

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

Clinical Care

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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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