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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Galway Dementia Adviser

Galway
Contact: Maureen Mannion
Phone: 086 821 1540

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Dementia Adviser, Maureen Mannion is available to people living in Galway. This service is free and confidential.

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.

Galway Home Care

Bungalow 1, Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Galway
Contact: Bernie O'Grady
Phone: 086 130 4327
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.

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.

Virtual Galway Alzheimer Cafe

Running from 16th June 2020 at 11am - third 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.

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.

Loughrea Social Club

Loughrea Family & Resource Centre, Piggotts Street, Loughrea.
Contact: Therese Coen
Phone: 085 8728684
Thursdays 12pm - 2pm
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.

Merlin Park Day Care

Unit 10B, Merlin Park Hospital, Galway City, Co. Galway
Contact: Joanne Hourigan
Phone: 086 785 2156
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
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

Support Group

Day Care Centres, Respite Centres, Social Clubs, face to face Family Carer Training are all postponed until further notice. We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland.

Galway Support Group

Menlo Park Hotel, Headford Rd, Galway
Contact: Maureen Mannion
Phone: 086 821 1540
Last Thursday of every month, 11am-1pm
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.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

CST is postponed until further notice. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, CST, is an evidence-based group intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, Galway

St Josephs Room, Knocknacarra Parish Church, Ballymoneen Road, Knocknacarra, Galway
Contact: Joanne Hourigan
Phone: 086 785 2156

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Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, CST, is an evidence-based group intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia. For information about this club please contact Joanne at the number above.

How to access this service?

This service is available to people living in Sligo, Galway, North Tipperary, Ennis Co. Clare, North Cork, North Kerry and Limerick. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, CST, is an evidence-based group intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia. For information about this club please contact the coordinator at the number above.

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

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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

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

Siel Bleu Physical Activities

Co. Galway
Contact: Head Office
Phone: 01 209 6889

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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 Galway can be viewed at this link http://www.sielbleu.ie/communities/

Memory Technology

Galway Memory Technoloy Resource Room

Seven Springs Day Centre, St Brendan's Community Nursing Unit, Lake Road, Loughrea, Co. Galway
Contact: Sheila Mitchell
Phone: 087 751 4428
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.

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

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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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