Find services & support in your county

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

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s National Helpline Service is open 6 days a week. Call 1800 341 341 or email [email protected]

National Helpline

Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm

Note:

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.

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. 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

Laois Dementia Adviser

Contact: Kate Cowell,
Phone: 087 3967 693

Note:

Dementia Adviser Kate Cowell is available to people living in Laois. 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.

Laois Home Care

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Community Building, An Garran, Kiln Lane, Mountrath, Co. Laois, R32 X8H0.
Contact: Grainne Roche Duff
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.

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

Laois Day Care

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Community Building, An Garran, Kiln Lane, Mountrath, Co Laois,
Contact: Grainne Roche Duff
Phone: 087 607 5037
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.

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. 

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.

Laois Support Group

Dunamaise Theatre Portlaoise
Contact: Grainne Roche Duff
3rd Wednesday of Month 6:30 to 8:30
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.

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.

Alzheimer Cafe

Alzheimer Cafes provide a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends, social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas and learnings.

Laois Alzheimer Café

Dunamaise Theatre Portlaoise
Contact: Grainne Roche Duff
11-1pm Last Thursday of the Month
How to access this service?

Contact the coordinator above to confirm details of the next meetings. Anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend.

National Dementia Choir

Mindful Melodies- virtual choir

Contact: Anne-Marie Veale
Phone: 087 2388444
Wednesday 13.30-14.30pm

National Virtual Choir

Contact: Catherine Bartels
Phone: 086 0490548
Every Thursday

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

Contact: Heather Musgrave
Phone: 0874703216

Note:

The South Eastern Centre of Operations covers Wicklow, Kildare , Laois, Offaly, Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary. Wexford and Waterford.

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

Note:

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.

Note:

Alone is a national organisation that enables older people to age at home as well as providing befriending services, advice, assistive technology and support

Laois Men’s Sheds

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

Note:

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

Memory Technology

Laois/Offaly Memory Technology Resource Room

MTRR, Portarlington PCC, Kilnacourt House, Bracklone st, Portarlington, Co. Laois
Contact: Anita Deegan

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

Note:

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

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Click the link above to find what local health services are in your area

Need help?
Call the National Helpline
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