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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
Longford Dementia Adviser
Dementia Adviser, Clair Harte is available to people living in Longford. 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.
Longford 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
Longford 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.
We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland.
Longford Support Group
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.
National Online Family Carer Support Groups
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
Contact the coordinator above to confirm details of the next meetings. Anyone affected by dementia is welcome to attend.
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.
Longford Day Care at Home
National Dementia Choir
Mindful Melodies- virtual choir
National Virtual Choir
Sweet Memories Dementia Choir
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
Centre of Operations
The Centre of Operations are responsible for the overall management of the relevant services in their region.
Northwest / Northeast and Midlands Centre of Operations
The Northwest, Northeast and Midlands Centre of Operations covers counties Donegal, Sligo , Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan.
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
Longford Men’s Shed
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
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/
Longford Memory Technology Resource Room
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.
Public Health Nurse
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