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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.

Longford Alzheimer Cafe

Longford Credit Union Ltd, 50 Main Street, Co. Longford
Contact: Eileen Kilbride
Last Wednesday of Every Month at 7pm - 8.30pm
How to access this service?

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

Day Care Services

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

Longford Day Care

Longford Day Care, St. Josephs Hospital, Dublin Road, Longford Town, Longford
Contact: Jackie Egan
Phone: 086 607 8584
Saturday
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.

Longford Home Care

No. 2 Earl Street, Longford Town, Longford
Contact: Breda Dunne
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.

Support Group

We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland.

Longford Support Group

No 2 Earl Street, Longford Town, Longford
Contact: Jo Canning
Phone: 086 367 1770
Contact Jo Canning re meeting date each month. Usually meets the last Tuesday of every month 8-10pm
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.

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

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.

Society Branches

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

Longford Branch Office

c/o Longford Day Care, No. 2 Earl Street, Longford Town, Longford
Contact: Josephine Canning
9am to 5pm

Centre of Operations

The Centre of Operations are responsible for the overall management of the relevant services in their region.

Northern/West Centre of Operations

Bungalow 1, Kilcornan, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway
Contact: Mary Callanan
Phone: 091 485 457

Note:

The Northern/West Centre of Operations covers counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Galway, Cavan, Monaghan, Longford & Roscommon

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

Longford Men’s Shed

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

Note:

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

Siel Bleu Physical Activities

Co. Longford
Contact: Head Office
Phone: 01 209 6889

Note:

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

Public Health Nurse

Local Health Services

Contact: HSE Information Line
Phone: 1850 24 1850

Note:

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

Clinical Care

Note:

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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