Find services & support in your county

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

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline Service is open 6 days a week. Call 1800 341 341 or email [email protected]

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.

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. This service is free and confidential. Dementia Advisers are currently doing home visits in line with public health advice and COVID 19 restrictions.  Dementia Advisers continue to provide support over the phone

North Cork Dementia Adviser

North Lee & North Cork.
Contact: Amy Murphy
Phone: 086 781 2217

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Dementia Adviser, Amy Murphy is available to people living in North Lee & North Cork. This service is free and confidential.

South Cork Dementia Adviser

South Lee, South & West Cork
Contact: Karen Jennings
Phone: 087 2541319

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Dementia Adviser, Karen Jennings is available to people living in South Lee, South & West Cork. This service is free and confidential.

West Cork Dementia Adviser

West Cork
Contact: Vanessa Bradbury / Karen Jennings.

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Dementia Advisers Vanessa Bradbury and Karen Jennings are available to people living in West Cork. This service is free and confidential.

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
33 North Street, Skibbereen, County Cork P81NW63
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, Linehans Lane, Mallow, Co, Cork. P51 WKE3
Contact: Marie Gallagher
Phone: 086 239 6057
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.

Day Care Services

Our day care centres provide dementia specific, person centred care to meet the needs of the person with dementia in a warm, welcoming and safe environment while providing support and stimulation

Mitchelstown Day Care

Mitchelstown Day Care, James Street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork P67 WP49
Contact: Rebecca Cullen
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

McAuley Day Care Centre, Hospital Grounds, Midleton, Co. Cork P25 XD 82
Contact: Barbara Janiec
Phone: 087 383 5208
Every Saturday 10am- 3pm
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: Rebecca Smith
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
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.

Macroom Day Care (Formerly Bandon)

Comhlacht Tithe Sóisialta agus Forbairt an tSuláin Teoranta Ionad Lae, Macroom Co Cork P12 WK02
Contact: Clare O'Driscoll
Phone: 087 611 4282
Tuesday 10am-3pm
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

Mallow Daycare, St Mary's Day Care Centre, Linehans Lane Mallow County Cork P51WKE3
Contact: Lena O'Sullivan
Phone: 085 8701456
5 day week. Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday; 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.

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.

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

Family Carer Training Cork

- Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel, Shean Lower, Blarney, Co. Cork, T23 P8RP
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm, from 15th February until 21st March 2024 inclusive

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. Please note there is a waiting list for this service. 

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.

Support Group

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

North Cork Support Group – Café de Mentia- Has yet to reopen

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.

Online Carer Support Groups

We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland. The support groups provide an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, to share stories and experiences, and access information and practical advice in a relaxed, understanding and supportive environment.

Alzheimer Cafe

Alzheimer Cafes provide a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends, social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas and learnings.

Newmarket Alzheimer Café

The Culturlann, Newmarket, Co Cork P51 D854
Contact: Karen Fitzpatrick
Manager Name:
Phone: 087 3487511
First Thursday of every month 11am-1pm
How to access this service?

Contact the coordinator above to confirm details of the next meetings. Anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend.

Ballincollig Alzheimer Café

Chapel Gate Cafe, Ballincollig, Cork, P31 XP38
Contact: Karen Fitzpatrick
3rd Thursday of the Month 4-6pm
How to access this service?

Contact the coordinator above to confirm details of the next meetings. Anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend.

Carrigaline Alzheimer Café

Family Support Centre, Church Road, Carrigaline, County Cork P43 FR80
Contact: Karen Fitzpatrick
Second Thursday of the month 3-5pm
How to access this service?

Contact the coordinator above to confirm details of the next meetings. Anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend.

Day Care at Home

The Day Care at Home service provides an alternative model of care and support to our clients and families. ASI staff visit the persons home and engage in personalised activities with them in their home.

North Cork Day Care at Home

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

National Dementia Choir

Mindful Melodies- virtual choir

Contact: Anne-Marie Veale
Phone: 087 2388444
Wednesday 13.30-14.30pm

National Virtual Choir

Contact: Catherine Bartels
Phone: 086 0490548
Every Thursday

Social Club

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

Macroom Social Club

Macroom Hub, Railway View, Macroom P12HN60
Contact: Jerry foley
Starts Saturday 21st October 2023 . Once a month on 3rd Saturday 11 - 1pm
How to access this service?

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

Cork Virtual Music Social Club

Contact: Lena O'Sullivan
Phone: 085 8701456
Tuesday 12.30-13.30pm
How to access this service?

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

Bessboro Saturday Club

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Co. Cork. T12 HF70
Contact: Jerry Foley
One Saturday a month 13:00 to 15:00 Starting 10th December
How to access this service?

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

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. T12 HF70
Contact: Breda Twohig
Phone: 087 9330737

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The Southern Centre of Operations covers county Clare, Limerick, Nth Tipperary, Kerry and Cork.

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

Fermoy Dementia Café

Adare Hall, Fermoy
Contact: Amy Murphy
2.30-4.30pm Last Wednesday of every month

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Age Action’s Care and Repair does small DIY jobs, free of charge, for older people to help them maintain their homes and their independence.

The Crystal Project

Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre

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The Crystal Project is a community dementia project. Services include Social club trips, information talks, music classes and brain exercise training

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The Rainbow Café is specifically for older LGBT+ persons, proactive allies, and healthcare professionals supporting older persons.
The space is dementia-inclusive and those living with dementia, along with family carers and supporters, are encouraged to attend and will be assisted to do so in any way possible.

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Social Prescribing is a HSE run service that connects people with supports and activities in the community to strengthen their health, wellbeing and quality of life. Social prescribing is about supporting health and wellbeing by linking people into local, community-based activities such as exercise, art, reading and gardening

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Alone is a national organisation that enables older people to age at home as well as providing befriending services, advice, assistive technology and support

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An in person Social Singing Group for people living with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and/or Parkinson’s and their Carers. This is on in various locations throughout Cork. Please click View Full Info for location details.

Youghal Social Cafe

Holy Family Church Hall, Youghal, Cork
Contact: Niamh Herbert
Phone: 087 641 3468
Last Friday of each month 11am-1pm.

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
Every Tuesday 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: Ciara O'Neill/ Katie O'Callaghan
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

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

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