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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.

Meath Home Care

Summerhill Primary Care, Aughamore, Summerhill, Meath
Contact: Jamie Sherlock Walsh
Phone: 086 0442 964
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.

Navan & North East Home Support Service

6 Liscarton Villas, Kells Road, Navan, Meath
Contact: Michael Moran
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.

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.

Virtual Meath Alzheimer Café

Running from 1st July-first Wednesday of every month

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The Cafe is for people with dementia and their families.

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

Day Care Centres, Respite Centres, Social Clubs, face to face Family Carer Training are all postponed until further notice. Our day care centres provide dementia specific, person centred care to meet the needs of the person with dementia.

Oldcastle Day Centre

Oldcastle Day Centre, Health Centre, Oldcastle, Meath
Contact: Samantha Scally
Monday and Wednesday
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.

Whistlemount Day Care

Whistlemount Day Care, 6 Liscarton Villa's, Kells Rd, Navan, Meath
Contact: Cathty O’Rafferty/Gayle Drury
Phone: 046 902 7007
Monday to 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.

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.

Athboy Support Group

The Old Convent, Kildalkey Road, Athboy, Meath
Contact: Geraldine McNally
Phone: 086 8814 047
Thursday 2-4pm. Please contact Geraldine to confirm frequency.
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.

Navan Support Group

Enfield Support Group, Enfield Parochial House, Enfield, Co. Westmeath.
Contact: David O'Shea
Phone: 089 4715655
Once a month on a Tuesday for 2 hours. Please contact coordinator for date and time each month.
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

Alzheimer Society of Ireland Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross Dublin 6W
Contact: Adrienne McAvinue / Frances Redmond
A Support Group for family members of people with dementia who are under 65 meets in Dublin and surrounding areas on the first Tuesday of each month between 8pm and 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.

Society Branches

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

Meath Branch Office

The Chairperson, C/O Navan Day Care Centre, 6 Liscarton Villas, Kells Road, Navan, Co Meath.

Centre of Operations

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

North Eastern Centre of Operations

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Eastern Centre of Operations, Failte Daycare Centre, Fold Housing Complex, 2D Cherryfield Lawn, Hartstown, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
Contact: Donal Murphy / Linda O'Neill

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The North Eastern Centre of Operations covers counties North Dublin, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan

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

South Meath Social Economy Ltd. (SMSE)

South Meath Social Economy Ltd, Unit 4, Scurlockstown Business Park, Trim, Co. Meath

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South Meath Social Economy (SMSE) provides a household maintenance/repair/cleaning and gardening service to the over 60s and people with disabilities in Co Meath

Meath Men’s Shed

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

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

Other

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The Seniors Alert Scheme provides grant support for the supply of equipment to enable older people without sufficient means to continue to live securely in their homes. The scheme, which is run by Pobal, replaced the Scheme of Community Support for Older People in May 2010. The grant assistance is made available through community and voluntary groups registered with Pobal.

Memory Technology

Meath Memory Technology Resource Room

MTRR, An Re Orda, Kennedy Road, Navan Co. Meath C15 NF83
Contact: Liz Hughes
Phone: 086 7749350
By appointment Wednesday & Thursday

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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

Cognitive Assessment Service, Meath

An Ré Órga,  Kennedy Road, Navan, Co. Meath
Contact: Dr Aisling Denihan
Phone: 046 905 9002
Every Wednesday

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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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