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Day Care Services

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

Kilkenny Day Care

The Village Day Care Centre, No. 1 Father Walsh Close, Cootes Lane, Kilkenny
Contact: Samantha Maher
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.

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

Kilkenny
Contact: Caroline Kennedy
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.

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, Kilkenny

St. Patrick's Parish Centre, Bohernatounish Road, Loughboy, Kilkenny
Thursdays 6.30pm to 9.00pm, from 12th September until 24th October 2019 inclusive. (No class on Thursday 3rd October)
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.

Kilkenny Carers Support Group

No. 1 Father Walsh Close, Cootes Lane, Kilkenny
Contact: Moira Knowles
Phone: 056 777 1230
Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 3pm.
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.

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.

South Eastern Centre of Operations

Bethany House, Barrack St, Carlow, Co. Carlow
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

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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This is a befriending service for people over 65 years, including people with dementia. It involves weekley one-to-one visits, with "quality of the moment" as the primary aim of the interaction.

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

Kilkenny Men’s Shed

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

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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 Technology

Kilkenny Memory Technology Resource Room

St Columba's Hospital, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
Contact: Lisa Farley
Phone: 087 720 1503
By appointment Tuesdays

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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.

Memory Clinic

Memory Clinic, St Columba’s

St Columba's Hospital, Thomastown, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
Contact: Joan Mc Donald
Phone: 056 775 4825
Wednesday, twice a month

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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

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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