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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

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

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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.

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

Louth Dementia Adviser

Louth
Contact: Maeve Montgomery

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Dementia Adviser, Maeve Montgomery is available to people living in Louth. This service is free and confidential.

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

Cooley Day Care

St. James' House, Rath Abbey, Grange, Carlingford, Co. Louth A91 V5XT
Contact: Olive Joyce
every Monday
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.

Tredagh Lodge Day Care

Newtown Link Road, Greenhills, Drogheda Co. Louth A92PYV9
Contact: Helen Barron
Phone: 041 984 1311
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.

The Birches Day Care

The Birches Daycare, Priorland Rd, Dundalk, Louth, A91 Y004.
Contact: Olive Joyce
Phone: 042 935 1388
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.

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 , Louth.

Tredagh Lodge, Newtown Link Road, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92PYV9.
Dates: Tuesdays 23rd and 30th April / 7th, 14th 21st May and 4th June 2024. Time: 7pm – 9.30pm

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.

Drogheda Support Group-Has yet to reopen

The Stables, Bachelors Lane, Lagavooren, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Contact: Ann Shortt / Helen Barron
1st Wednesday of each month, 7-8pm
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.

Dundalk Support Group

The Birches Alzheimer Day Care Centre, Priorland Road, Dundalk, Louth
Contact: Olive Joyce
Phone: 042 935 1388
Last Thursday of every month @ 6.30pm
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.

Under 65 Family Carer Support Group

Dublin
Contact: Adrienne McAvinue / Frances Redmond
Last Tuesday of each month between 8pm and 10pm.

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This support group is strictly for carers of loved ones living with Young Onset Dementia (under 65's)

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.

South Louth Memory Café

Drogheda Library, Stockwell Lane, Drogheda, Co Louth
Contact: Helen Barron
Phone: 087 222 9356
Second Tuesday of every month at 11am
How to access this service?

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

Louth/Monaghan Virtual Alzheimer Cafe

Contact: Maeve Montgomery , Ann Shortt, Helen Barron
Second Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm
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 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.

Drogheda, Louth Day Care at Home

Greenhills, Drogheda, Louth, A92 PYV9
Contact: Helen Barren
Phone: 041 9841311

Dundalk Day Care at Home

Priorland Rd, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 Y004.
Contact: Olive Joyce
Phone: 042 9351388

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

Social Club

Our Social Clubs are for people with dementia, their families or carers.

The Birches Saturday Social Club

St Joseph's Redemptorist Monastery, Community Centre," St Alphonsus Road Dundalk. Co Louth.
Saturday 11am - 1pm
How to access this service?

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

Tredagh Lodge Saturday Social Club

Tredagh Lodge Day Care Centre, Newtown Link Road, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth. A92PYV9
Contact: Helen Barron
Launches 23rd of September , will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month from October
How to access this service?

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

Society Branches

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

North Louth Branch

The Chairperson, C/O "The Birches" Day Care Centre, Priorland Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Drogheda Branch Office

The Chairperson, Tredagh Lodge Day Care Centre, Order of Malta Services Unit, Donore Road Industrial Estate, Drogheda Co Louth.
Phone: 041 984 1311

Centre of Operations

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

Eastern Centre of Operations

First floor only, Unit 7A, The Village, Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78 A3P6
Contact: Niall Comber
Phone: 087 717 3613

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The Eastern Centre of Operations covers counties Dublin, Louth , Meath , Longford and Westmeath.

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

Dundalk Library Alzheimer Café

Dundalk library
Contact: Maeve Montgomery
Phone: 087 748 9258
3rd Tuesday of every month 11-12.30pm

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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.

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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

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

Louth Men’s Shed

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

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

Siel Bleu Physical Activities

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

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

Memory Technology

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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, Louth

Memory Clinic (Cognitive Disorders Service), Mental Health Services for Older People, St Brigid's Complex, Kells Road, Ardee, Co. Louth
Phone: 041 685 0665
One day per week

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The 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. Medical referral-based service which is also available for people under 65 on a case by case basis.

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

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