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

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Dementia Adviser Dawn Thompson is available to people living in North, East & West County Donegal. This service is free and confidential.

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Dementia Adviser Debby Gregg is available to people living in South Donegal. 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.

Donegal Home Care

Dunfril House Unit 4/5 Chestnut Road Ballybofey Co. Donegal F93 PY98
Contact: Noreen Furey /Aine McColgan
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

Buncrana Day Care

Sliabh Sneacht Centre, Dumfries, Buncrana, F93 K6PH
Contact: Veronica Devenney
Phone: 0871887932
Thursday 10-3pm
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.

Cloghan Day Care

Cloghan Beg, Cloghan, Donegal, F93 HKZ9
Contact: Katie Kearns
Tuesday 10:30 – 15:00
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: Katie Kearns
Phone: 086 1450663
Thursday and Friday, 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.

Gweedore Day Care

Gweedore Day Care, Meenaniller, Derrybeg, Letterkenny, Donegal
Contact: Dearbhla Gallagher
Monday and Thursday, 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.

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.

Letterkenny Family Carer Support Group (Commencing in Letterkenny in Spring ’24)

Units 4 & 5, Dunfril house, Ballybofey Co Donegal , F93 PY98
Contact: Dawn Thompson
Phone: 087 380 2957
Commencing in Letterkenny in Winter '23. TBC
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.

Ballybofey Alzheimer Cafe

Villa Rose Hotel Ballybofey Co. Donegal
Contact: Patricia McMonagle
Every 2nd Wednesday 11.30am to 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.

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.

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.

Ballybofey Social Club

Units 4&5 Dunfril House , Ballybofey, F93 PY98
Contact: Patricia Mc Monagle
Phone: 087 3586714
Tuesday 11-1pm ( Every Second Week )
How to access this service?

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

Carndonagh Social Club

Carndonagh Social Club Colgan Hall Community Centre Donegal
Contact: Anna Marie McGrath
Friday 1pm to 3pm
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

St Anne's Hall Ballyshannon F94 WK70
Contact: Susanna Wilson
Phone: 085 8565799
The Second and Fourth Mondays of the Month.
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

Silver Tassie Hotel, Ramelton Road, Letterkenny, Donegal
Contact: Patricia McMonagle
Phone: 087 3586714
Every 2nd Tuesday 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.

Centre of Operations

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

Northwest and Midlands Centre of Operations

Cavan Day Centre, St John O Sullivans Home Cathedral Road, Cavan Eircode H12 CF53.
Contact: Operations Manager- Carol Molloy

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The Northwest, Northeast and Midlands Centre of Operations covers counties Donegal, Sligo , Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan.

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

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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

Donegal Men’s Shed

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

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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

Millenium Court, Pearse Road, Letterkenny F92 W50R
Phone:
By appointment

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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 of products and how they work. You can also access expert advice about assistive technology

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

Need help?
Call the National Helpline
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