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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.

Laois Home Care

Laois Alzheimer's Society Resource Centre, 47 Main Street, Portloaise, Co. Laois R32 VRX8
Contact: Anne Munnelly
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.

Laois Social Club on Tour

Laois Social Club on Tour, held at different locations across County Laois. Contact Ann Munnelly for exact location.
Contact: Ann Munnelly

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Laois Social Club on Tour, held at different locations across County Laois. Please contact Ann Munnelly for next date and location. Click on View Full Info.

How to access this service?

For more information about the club and how to come along contact the organiser with the details above.

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.

Laois Carers Support Group

Laois Alzheimer's Society Resource Centre, 47 Main Street, Portloaise, Co. Laois R32 VRX8
Contact: Anne Munnelly
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month between 7.30pm and 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.

Resource Centre

Laois Resource Centre is closed until further notice. Information and resources are available in the Laois Resource Centre for past/present carers of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia. Everyone welcome.

Laois Resource Centre

Alzheimer's Society Resource Centre, 47 Main Street, Portloaise, Co. Laois R32 VRX8
Contact: Anne Munnelly
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Society Branches

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

Laois Branch

c/o Laois Alzheimer's Society Resource Centre, 47 Main Street, Portloaise, Co. Laois R32 VRX8
Contact: Frances McCormack, The Chairperson

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Please contact Frances McCormack 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

Laois Men’s Sheds

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

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There are Men's Sheds in various locations. The Irish Men's Shed's Association will provide a list for your area either by phone or by visiting their website

Durrow Befriending Group

Durrow, Co. Laois
Manager Name: Pat
Manager Call: 086 8096693
Phone: 086 8096693

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The Durrow Befriending Group offers a free, confidential, one-to-one befriending service for older people isolated or lonely in the Durrow area (10 mile radius approx.).

Laois Befriending Service

Laois Partnership Company, Ground Floor, Block 2, County Hall, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Contact: Teresa Doody
Manager Call: 087 2720715 / 087 1775729

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This is a free visiting service supporting older people and people with disabilities including dementia in Laois

Memory Clinic

Cognitive Assessment Service, Laois

Psychiatry of Later Life, St Fintan's Hospital, Block Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Contact: Joan Mannion (ANP)
Manager Call: 868511201
Two days a week

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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 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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Call the National Helpline
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