Find services & support in your county

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

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Dementia Adviser Marina Devaney is available to people living in Sligo/Leitrim. 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.

Sligo Home Care

Lakeview Business Park, Aughamore, Carraroe, Sligo, F91XW54.
Contact: Clair Culkin
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.

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

Easkey Day Care

Easkey Day Care Centre, Bunowna, Easky Co. Sligo, F26YK85
Contact: Bernadette Keenan
Every Friday
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.

Aughamore Day Care

Aughamore Day Care, Lakeview Business Park, Aughamore, Carraroe, Sligo, F91XW54.
Contact: Clair Culkin
Phone: 085 872 0043
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.

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.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, CST, is an evidence-based group intervention for people with mild to moderate dementia.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, Sligo

Aughamore Day Care, Lakeview Business Park, Aughamore, Carraroe, Sligo, F91XW54.
Contact: Nuala Scully
Phone: 0876213044
Friday 10am to 3pm

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.

Sligo Memory Cafe

Sligo Park Hotel Co. Sligo
Contact: Clair Culkin
Phone: 085 872 0043
11am to 1pm (opening 20th April, next meeting will be the 25th May after that the 3rd Thursday of every month)
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.

Sligo Day Care at Home

Lakeview Business Park, Aughamore, Carraroe, Sligo, F91XW54.
Contact: Bernadette Keenan

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

Society Branches

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

Sligo Branch Office

The Chairperson, C/O Aughamore Day Care Centre, Aughamore Business Park, Carraroe, Co Sligo

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 Old Day Care Centre John's Terrace Birr Co. Offaly R42 V188
Contact: Operations Manager- Carol Molloy

Note:

The Northwest, Northeast and Midlands Centre of Operations covers counties Donegal, Monaghan, Cavan. Sligo, Leitrim, Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, and Laois

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

Note:

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

Sligo Men’s Shed

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

Note:

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

Siel Bleu Physical Activities

Co. Sligo
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 Sligo 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.

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

Need help?
Call the National Helpline
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