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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 Care; Dementia Advisers; National Helpline, and Online Family Carer Training are all still running
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline Service is open 6 days a week. Call 1800 341 341 or email [email protected]
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.
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
Kilkenny Dementia Adviser
Dementia Adviser Claire Cahill is available to people living in Kilkenny and Carlow. 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.
Kilkenny Home Care
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
Kilkenny Day Care
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.
Online Family Carer Training
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 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.
National Online Family Carer Support Groups
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.
Kilkenny Day Care at Home
National Dementia Choir
Mindful Melodies- virtual choir
National Virtual Choir
Our Social Clubs are for people with dementia, their families or carers.
Kilkenny Social Club
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.
South East Centre of Operations
The South Eastern Centre of Operations covers Wicklow, Kildare , Laois, Offaly, Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary. Wexford and Waterford.
Southern Centre of Operations
The Southern Centre of Operations covers county Clare, Limerick, Nth Tipperary, Kerry and Cork.
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.
Engaging Dementia Virtual Rainbow Cafe
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.
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
Alone is a national organisation that enables older people to age at home as well as providing befriending services, advice, assistive technology and support
Siel Bleu Physical Activities
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 Kilkenny can be viewed at this link http://www.sielbleu.ie/communities/
Kilkenny Men’s Shed
Mens Sheds are in different locations throughout Kilkenny. Contact Irish Men's Sheds Association by phone or look for a list on the website
Memory Clinic, St Columba’s
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 which is available for people under the age of 65.
Public Health Nurse
Local Health Services
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