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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.

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.

Kildare Home Care

ASI Home Care, The Gate Lodge, St. Vincent's Hospital, Athy, Kildare
Contact: Mary Bolger
Phone: 086 607 5089
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.

Mill Lane Social Club

Mill Lane Manor Nursing Home, Mill Lane, Old Town, Naas, Co. Kildare
Contact: Mary Mooney
Phone: 086 607 9614
Fridays 11am - 1pm
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.

Mill Lane Day Centre

Mill Lane Manor, Mill Lane, Old Town, Naas, Co. Kildare
Contact: Mary Mooney
Phone: 086 6079614
Tuesday, Wednesday & 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

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.

Mill Lane Support Group

Mill Lane Manor Nursing Home, Mill Lane, Old Town, Naas, Co. Kildare
Contact: Mary Bolger
Phone: 086 607 5089
First Wednesday of every month, 7pm-9pm
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.

Under 65 Family Carer Support Group

Alzheimer Society of Ireland Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross Dublin 6W
Contact: Adrienne McAvinue / Frances Redmond
A Support Group for family members of people with dementia who are under 65 meets in Dublin and surrounding areas on the first Tuesday of each month between 8pm and 10pm.
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.

Society Branches

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

Kildare Branch

Contact: Marie Conlon, The Chairperson

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Please contact Marie Conlon 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.

South Eastern Centre of Operations

Bethany House, Barrack St, Carlow, Co. Carlow. R93 F8K3
Contact: Mary Bardin
Phone: 086 043 8238

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The South Eastern Centre of Operations covers counties South Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois & Offaly

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

Athy Care and Repair Service

Athy, Co. Kildare
Manager Call: 087 4422960

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A free care and repair service for elderly people in the Athy area. The aim is to provide free basic services such as minor repairs, trade referrals, a quote check service. The initiative, which was launched by Athy Age Action, is run in conjunction with the Social Inclusion Manager of Kildare Leader Partnership, Pat Leogue, and TUS.

Befriending Service Kildare

C/O Primary Care Centre, Ist Floor, Aras Slainte, Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Contact: Family Carers Ireland
Manager Call: 086 0213749 / 086 0294760

Siel Bleu Physical Activities

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

Mens Sheds

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

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

Past Times Community Choir

Co. Kildare
Contact: Sharon Murphy
Phone: 087 627 3765

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A community choir that gives a particular welcome to those living with dementia and their carers.

Memory Clinic

Memory Clinic (Intellectual Disability), Kildare

Memory Clinic (Intellectual Disability), St John of God Community Services Ltd., Liffey Region Kildare Services, Co. Kildare
Contact: Dr. Sean Shanahan
Phone: 01 628 8161
Monday to Friday

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A specialist diagnostic and treatment services for people with intellectual disabilities concerned about changes to their memory and cognition. Referral-based service which is available for people under the age of 65.

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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