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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

Note:

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

Note:

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

Social Club

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

Bessboro Saturday Club

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Cork
Contact: Grace Corkery / Helen Barrow
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 manger with the details above.

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.

Cork Alzheimer Café

The Activity Centre, St. Finbar's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork
 Last Friday of every month from 2-4pm

Note:

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland works in partnership with UCC and St Finbars Hospital to provide this Alzheimer Cafe. 

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 Services

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, Cork
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, County Cork
Contact: Jon Hinchliffe
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, Cork
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, Cork
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 Par Parandon, Cork
Contact: Claire McCarthy
Phone: 087 906 0767
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.

Mallow Day Care

St Mary's Day Care Centre, Lower Bearforest, Mallow, Cork
Contact: Linda Grogan
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, Cork
Contact: Helen Barrow
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.

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, Cork
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, Cork
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.

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 City

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Cork.
Wednesdays 6.00pm to 8.30pm, from 1st May until 5th June 2019 inclusive.
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

St Mary's Day Care Centre, Lenihans Lane, Lower Bearforest, Mallow, Cork
Contact: Amy Murphy, Dementia Adviser
Manager Call:
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, Cork
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.

National Helpline

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline Service is open 6 days a week.

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.

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
Contact: Jon Hinchliffe
Phone: 021 497 2504

Note:

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

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

Cork Men’s Shed

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

Note:

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

Youghal Social Group

The Holy Family Church Hall, Youghal, Co. Cork
Contact: Nicola Lucey
Manager Call: 086-4668484
Last Friday of every month from 11am to 1pm

Note:

There will be activities and homemade cakes and scones along with a nice cup of tea and a chat.

Singing for the Brain

Mallow Primary Care Centre, Mallow, Co. Cork
Manager Name: Amy Murphy / Sheena
Manager Call: 086 7812217 / 086 787 1818
Thursday 3-4.30pm

Note:

Crystal Project invites you to a singing group facilitated by musician Fiona Flavin

Memory Technology

Mallow Memory Technology Resource Room

Mallow Primary Healthcare building, Mallow, Co. Cork
Contact: Anne Marie McMahon
Phone: 022 58700
By appointment

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.

Kinsale Memory Technology Resource Room

Kinsale Primary Care Centre, New Road, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Contact: Deirdre Cullen
Phone: 021 4923194
By appointment Monday & Friday

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

Assessment & Treatment Clinic, Cork

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

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.

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

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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