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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.

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Dementia Adviser, Amy Murphy is available to people living in East Kerry (including Tralee, Castleisland and Listowel areas). This service is free and confidential.

South Kerry Dementia Adviser

Cork City, South Cork, West Cork and South Kerry
Contact: Vanessa Bradbury
Phone: 021 497 2504

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Dementia Adviser, Vanessa Bradbury is available to people living in South Kerry (including Killarney, Killorglin and areas south of there). This service is free and confidential.

Day Care Services

Our day care centres provide dementia specific, person centred care to meet the needs of the person with dementia.

Tralee Day Care Centre

Rosemary Day Centre, Baile Mhuire ( Old Building), Balloonagh, Caherslee, Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 DA03
Contact: Kay McNamara
Phone: 066 718 0377
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

We currently operate two national respite centres in Ireland

Watermans Lodge Respite Care Centre

Waterman's Lodge Care Centre, Ballina/Killaloe, Tipperary, V94 T2K1
Contact: Christina McKenna
Phone: 061 374 888

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.

North Kerry Home Care

Rosemary Day Centre, Baile Mhuire (Old Building) Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry. V92 DA03
Contact: Kathleen Herlihy
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.

South Kerry Home Care

Kerry
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.

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.

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. R93 F8K3
Contact: John Hinchcliffe
Phone: 021 497 2504

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

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

Kerry Men’s Shed

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

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

Memory Technology

Killarney Memory Technology Resource Room

MTRR, St Columbanus Hospital, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Contact: Monica Sheehan
Phone: 087 343 4108
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.

Tralee Memory Technology Resource Room

Baile Mhuire Day Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Contact: Ciara Breen
Phone: 086 780 9989
By appointment Monday & Tuesday

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

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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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