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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.

Meath Alzheimer Café

The Pastoral Centre, Dunshauglin, Meath
Contact: John Kelly / Anne Marie Russell
Meets 1st Wednesday of every month from 7-9 pm

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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

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: Cathy 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.

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.

Support Group

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

Whistlemount Day Care Centre, Kells Road, Navan, Meath
Contact: Gayle Drury / Cathy O' Rafferty
Phone: 046 902 7007
Usually meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8pm. Contact Gayle or Cathy for details of next meeting.
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

Bloomfield Care Centre, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14
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.

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.

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

Unit 5, Building 125, Omni Park Shopping Centre, Santry, Dublin 9 Co. Dublin
Contact: Donal Murphy
Phone: 01 862 5706

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

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

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

Note:

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

Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, Co. Meath
Contact: Liz Hughes
Phone: 086 774 9350
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

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

Need help?
Call the National Helpline
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