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 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.

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

Note:

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.

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.

Donegal Home Support

2A Mill Row, Donegal Town, Donegal
Contact: Julie Mundy
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.

Moville Social Club

Care of Day Care Glencrow, Moville, Donegal
Contact: Margaret Coyle
Phone: 086 218 5214
Thursday 10.00 am to 3.30 pm
How to access this service?

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

Carrick Social Club

Carrick Alzheimer Society Social Club, c/o Carrick Day Care Centre, Carrick, Co. Donegal
Contact: Eithne O'Donnell
Friday 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
How to access this service?

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

Fanad Social Club

Ionad Lae Fhanada, Tra na Locha, Fanad, Donegal
Contact: Patricia Shiels
Phone: 087 772 0043
Thursday 11.00 am to 3.30 pm
How to access this service?

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

Ballyshannon Social Club

College Street, Ballyshannon, Donegal
Contact: Annmarie Rooney
Friday 10:30 am to 4.00 pm
How to access this service?

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

Letterkenny Social Club

Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal
Contact: Mary Bradley
Tuesday 10.30 am to 3.00 pm
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.

Cloghan Day Care

Cloghan Day Centre, Cloghan, Donegal
Contact: Patricia Mc Monagle
Phone: 087 3586714
Tuesday *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.

Glenties Day Care

Glenties Day Centre, Glenties, Donegal
Contact: Patricia Mc Monagle
Thursday and 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.

Gweedore Day Care

Gweedore Day Care, Meenaniller, Derrybeg, Letterkenny, Donegal
Contact: Kieran Cullen
Monday and Thursday *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.

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

Society Branches

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

Donegal Branch Office

c/o Donegal The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Branch Office 2 Mill Row, Donegal Town, Co Donegal
Contact: Alastair Mc Kinney, The Chairperson
Phone: 074 972 2795

Note:

Please contact Alastair McKinney if you would like to get involved in the Branch, volunteer, help in Fundraising or any media queries.

Centre of Operations

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

Northwest / Midwest Centre of Operations

Bungalow 1, Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway. H91 YXN3
Contact: Mary Callanan
Phone: 091 485 457

Note:

The Northwest / Midwest Centre of Operations covers counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick, North Tipperary, Longford & Roscommon

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

Donegal Men’s Shed

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

Note:

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

Memory Technology

Donegal Memory Technology Resource Room

MTRR, Ark Primary Care Centre, Railway Road, Letterkenny Co. Donegal
Contact: Emma O'Brien
Phone: 087 1090799
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.

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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