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 Dublin Dementia Adviser Service

North Dublin
Contact: Ana Dalton / Joanne Brennan / Grainne McCaffrey

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Dementia Advisers Joanne Brennan, Ana Dalton and Grainne McCaffrey are available to people living in North Dublin. This service is free and confidential.

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Dementia Adviser's Jean Scanlan, Aine Bennett and Emma McArdle are available to people living in South Dublin. 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.

South Dublin Home Care

Alzheimer Society of Ireland, South Dublin Home Care, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin 6W, D6W RY72
Contact: Adrienne McAvinue, Homecare Co-ordinator / Frances Redmond, Assistant Homecare Co-ordinator
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 Dublin Home Care

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, North Dublin Homecare, Nesta Kilbarrack Howth Junction Kilbarrack Way D05 DC60
Contact: Jennifer Carmody
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

Malahide Day Care

Malahide Day Centre, St Benedicts Housing Scheme, Parish Pastoral Centre, Estuary Road. Main St Malahide, Co Dublin. K36DH56
Contact: Adenike Lamai
Phone: 087 3320341

Note:

Currently Open one day per week , 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.

The Orchard Day Care

The Orchard Day Care, Temple Rd, Blackrock, Co Dublin. A94 N8Y0
Contact: Mary Hickey
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.

Clonmacnoise Day Care

Clonmacnoise Day Care, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross Dublin 6W , D6WRY72
Contact: Edel Byrne
Phone: 086 820 4017
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.

Curlew Road Day Care

Curlew Rd Day Care, Curlew Rd, Drimnagh, Dublin 12. D12XE62
Contact: Noel Quilantang
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.

Heskin Court Day Care

Service is being provided temporarily from the Orchard Day Care Centre, Temple Road, Blackrock, County Dublin, A94 N8Y0
Contact: Mary Hickey
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.

Cairdeas Day Care

Cairdeas Day Care, St. Joseph's Hospital Grounds, Springdale Rd, Raheny, Dublin 5, D05PX32
Contact: Maeve Quigley
Phone: 086 770 3432
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.

(Tymon) Rose Cottage Day Care

Rose Cottage, Tymon North Place Neighbourhood Centre, Tymon North Place Tallaght Dublin 24, D24 X857
Contact: Marta Gorska
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.

Balbriggan Day Care

Balbriggan Rugby Club Inch Balbriggan Co Dublin K32 VK26
Contact: Adenike Lamai
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.

Le Cheile Day Care

Le Cheile Day Care, Fold Housing Complex, St. Canice's Rd, Glasnevin, Dublin 11
Contact: Viktoriya Burakova
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.

Failte Day Care

Failte Day Care, Fold Housing Complex, 2D Cherryfield Lawn Hartstown, Clonsilla, Dublin 15, D15DH9C
Contact: Jacqueline Fitzwilliam
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 South Dublin

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Clonmacnoise Day Care Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross Dublin 6W , D6WRY72
Mondays 7:00 pm-9:30 pm, from 15th April until 27th May 2024 inclusive. (no class on bank holiday Monday 6th May)

Family Carer Training North Dublin

The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport, Old Airport Road, Cloghran, K67P5C7
Course Dates : Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:30pm, from 9th April until 14th May 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.

Under 65 Family Carer Support Group

Dublin
Contact: Adrienne McAvinue / Frances Redmond
Last Tuesday of each month between 8pm and 10pm.

Note:

This support group is strictly for carers of loved ones living with Young Onset Dementia (under 65's)

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.

Harold’s Cross Alzheimer Café

Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross
Contact: Edel Byrne
Phone: 086 820 4017
7pm-9pm First Tuesday of every month
How to access this service?

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

Cupan Tae Memory Cafe

Naomh Barrog Gaa Club
Phone:
2-4pm 2nd Wednesday of every month

Note:

NB. Scheduled cafe for Wed. Jan 10th '24 has had to be cancelled at short notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The next cafe will be Wed Feb 14th '24

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 Dublin Day Care at Home

North Dublin Day Care at Home replaces Failte, Cairdeas and Le Cheile Day Care at Home
Contact: Jennifer Carmody
Phone: 086 812 4043

South Dublin Dublin Day Care at Home

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Eastern Centre of Operations, 1st Floor, 7A The Village Centre, Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78E2D3
Contact: Debbie Kenny

Fingal, Dublin Day Care at Home

Fingal, Dublin
Contact: Jenny Carmody
Phone: 086 8124043

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.

Balbriggan Social Club

BALBRIGGAN RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB INCH BALBRIGGAN CO. DUBLIN K32 VK26
Contact: Ade Lamai
Held 1st Tuesday of every month 11am to 1pm
How to access this service?

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

Lucan Social Club

St Marys Parish Centre, Lucan
Contact: Adrienne McAvinue
Phone: 086 838 1215
Every Wednesday 1.30pm 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.

Castleknock Social Club

Dublin
Contact: Adenike Lamai
10-12pm Every 2nd Tuesday
How to access this service?

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

Clontarf Social Club

St. Anthonys House St. Anthonys Church Grounds St. Lawrence Road Clontarf Dublin 3
Contact: Adenike Lamai
Weekly on Monday 1pm - 3pm
How to access this service?

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

Malahide Virtual Social Club

Dublin
Contact: Linda O'Neill
Phone: 086 0403396
How to access this service?

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

Kilnamanagh Social Club (Formerly Bloomfield Social Club)

Kilnamanagh Family Resource Centre. (Go past Dunnes Stores in Kilnamanagh, keeping Dunnes entrance on your left and the centre is down on the right hand side)
Contact: Adrienne McAvinue
Phone: 086 838 1215
Every Friday 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
How to access this service?

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

Respite Care

We currently operate one national respite centre in Ireland

The Orchard Respite Centre

The Orchard Respite Centre, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin. A94 N8Y0
Contact: Sebastian Stoica, Director of Nursing
Phone: 01 278 38 30

Society Branches

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

South Dublin Branch Office

Eilis Walsh, The Chairperson c/o The Orchard Day Care, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Contact: Eilis Walsh
Phone: 01 207 3836

Centre of Operations

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

Eastern Centre of Operations

First floor only, Unit 7A, The Village, Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78 A3P6
Contact: Niall Comber
Phone: 087 717 3613

Note:

The Eastern Centre of Operations covers counties Dublin, Louth , Meath , Longford and Westmeath.

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

Donabate Memory Cafe

Donabate Community Centre , K36F598.
Contact: Sandra
Last Wednesday of each month 11am - 1pm

St Josephs Dementia Cafe

Shankill Bowling Club, D18X8N2
Contact: Stephanie Kearns
Phone: 01 2823000
Second Tuesday of the Month (February - June ,September - December)

Swords Memory Café

Fingallians GAA club, Seatown West, Swords, K67 NX02
Contact: Sinead Warren
Phone: 01 840 0125
Every 2nd Wednesday 11am-1pm

Bayside Dementia Friendly Social Club

Bayside Community Centre, Bayside Square N, Kilbarrack Lower, Sutton, Co. Dublin, D13 X8H4
Every Wednesday 1.30-2.30pm

Making Memories Café

Whitehall Colmcilles GAA club, (Puck Lane) , Collins Ave, Dublin 9, D09 W688
Contact: Amanda Wilkinson
Phone: 086 044 9627
Last Tuesday of every month 11am-1pm (Starting 26th of September)

Donnybrook Alzheimer Café

The Avila Centre, Bloomfield Ave, Morehampton road, Donnybrook , Dublin 4
2nd Thursday of every month 7om-9pm

Family Carers Ireland support group

Hartstown Community Centre D15
Contact: Paula Kinsella
Phone: 086 127 7834
Wednesday mornings 101-2pm

Skerries Forget-Me-Not Café

Skerries Harps GAA club, Dublin Road, Skerries, K34 HC889
2nd Wednesday of the Month. 11am-1pm

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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.

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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

Musical Memories Choir, Deansgrange

Deansgrange Library, Clonkeen Dr, Deansgrange, Dublin, D18 NY58
Contact: Library Staff
Phone: 01 285 0860
Every Thursday from 11.00am - 12.00pm

Note:

No Booking required just turn up on the day.
New members are very welcome.

Alzheimer Café South County Dublin

Balally Parish Pastoral Centre, Cedar Road, Balally, D16 K7C3
Contact: Frances Redmond
Phone: 086 792 6766
Meets second Wednesday of every month. 7-9pm

Note:

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is working in partnership with Alzheimer Cafes in the Dublin area.

Siel Bleu Physical Activities

Head Office, 18 Eustace St, Dublin 2
Phone: 01 209 6889

Note:

Siel Bleu holds a range of physical activity sessions which are open for people with dementia and their carers to attend. The cost per session is €5. Siel Bleu also offers one to one classes which can be held in people’s homes at a cost of €30 per session. The class timetable with details of the groups taking place in Dublin can be viewed at this link http://www.sielbleu.ie/communities/

Dublin Men’s Shed

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

Note:

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

Azure Tours at IMMA

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Military Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Contact: Bairdreann Harkin
Phone: 01 612 9914

Note:

Azure Art Tours for people with Dementia, their carers and friends.

Crumlin Community Choir

St Agnes Community Centre for Music and the Arts, Behind Scoil Una Naofa, Armagh Rd, Crumlin
Contact: Sister Bernadette
Phone: 086 805 1454
Meets Monday 11am to 12.30pm

Note:

This Choir is held in the Community Centre for Music and Arts, Crumlin. The choir is for older people with particular welcome for people with memory loss or dementia and their friends and neighbours.

Forget-me-nots Choir

Baldoyle Community Hall, Baldoyle, Co. Dublin
Contact: Orla Horn
Manager Call: 086 383 2257

Note:

This choir is for older people and particularly welcomes those affected by memory loss.

Living Well with Dementia Project

c/o Southside Partnership, Old Post Office, Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Contact: Mary Spain
Manager Call: 086 041 8450
Phone: 01 706 0100

Memory Technology

Beaumont Memory Technology Resource Room

MTRR, Willow Day Hospital, First Floor, Ashlin Centre, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9
Contact: Aileen Riney
Phone: 086 790 9989
By appointment

Ballyfermot Memory Technology Resource Room

Ballyfermot Primary Care centre, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Contact: Anna McMahon
Phone: 01 795 6125
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.

Clonskeagh Memory Technology Resource Room

Memory Harbour, Hospital Grounds, Clonskeagh, Dublin 4
Contact: Gillian Dullea /Catherine Daly
Daily by appointment ( Covering South and South East Dublin areas )

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.

Loughlinstown Memory Technology Resource Room

St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin
Contact: Niamh Groome / Elaine Cryan/ Lisa (clerical support)
By appointment

Note:

The 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.

Memory Clinic

Memory Clinic, St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin

Memory Clinic, St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin
Phone: 01 282 5800

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, not available for people under 65. People under the age of 65 are referred to the Neurology service at St Vincent's University Hospital

Multidisciplinary Memory Clinic, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services

Multidisciplinary Memory Clinic, St Patrick's Mental Health Services, Dublin
Phone: 01 249 3437

Note:

The 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 which is also available for people under 65 on a case by case basis.

Memory Assessment & Support Clinic, St Mary’s Day Hospital

St Mary's Day Hospital, Phoenix Park, Dublin 20
Phone: 01 625 0544
One morning every second week

Note:

The 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. Medical referral-based service.

St John of God Memory Assessment Service, Dublin

St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Phone: 01 277 1400
One day per week

Note:

The 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. Medical referral-based service which is also available for people under 65.

Highfield Healthcare Memory Clinic

Highfield Healthcare Memory Clinic, Swords Road, Whitehall Co. Dublin
Phone: 01 837 4444
Monday to Friday

Note:

The 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. Medical referral-based service which is also available for people under 65.

The Dementia Advisory Resource Centre, Consilla, Dublin

The Dementia Advisory Resource Centre, Daughters of Charity Service, St Joseph's Centre, Clonsilla, Dublin
Contact: Evelyn Reilly / Pamela Dunne
Monday to Friday

Note:

The 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. Medical referral-based service which is also available for people under 65.

Mercer’s Memory Clinic

MISA Building, Ground Floor, St James Hospital, St James' Street, Dublin 8
Phone: 01 416 2640
Five days per week

Note:

The 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. Medical referral-based service which is also available for people under 65.

Memory Assessment & Support Clinic, Connolly Hospital

Holly Day Ward, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Contact: Danielle Mc Cabe CNM2
One day a week , on Monday's

Note:

The 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. Medical referral-based service which is also available for people under 65 on a case by case basis.

Mater Hospital Memory Clinic

Medicine for the Elderly,  Mater Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7
Contact: Prof Lorraine Kyne & Dr Cora McGreevy
Once weekly

Note:

The 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. Medical referral-based service which is only available for people over 65.

Bloomfield Memory Clinic

Bloomfield Hospital, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
Contact: Outpatient Clinic Coordinator
Phone: 01 4950021
1-2 times per week

Note:

The 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. Medical referral-based service which is also available for people under 65.

Memory Assessment Clinic, Tallaght

Memory Assessment Clinic, Department of Age-related Healthcare, Tallaght Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Contact: Mary Kelly
Phone: 01 414 2498
Twice weekly

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. Medical referral-based service.

St Vincents Memory Clinic

Memory Clinic, Carew House, St. Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4
Phone: 01 221 3758
3 Monday afternoons a month

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. Medical referral-based service.

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Local Health Services

Contact: HSE Information Line

Note:

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

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