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.
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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
A Men’s Shed is a dedicated, friendly and welcoming meeting place where men come together and undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities. Men’s Sheds are open to all men regardless of age, background or ability.
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 Roscommon can be viewed at this link http://www.sielbleu.ie/communities/
Rural Men’s Group
Providing older men in the county with an alternative social outlet. There are 3 Rural Men’s Groups in the county covering the catchment areas of Ballaghaderreen, Drumboylan & Dysart. Activities include social evenings, outdoor activities such as day trips and evening entertainment.
Roscommon Friendly Call Service
A free and confidential telephone service offered to people living in County Roscommon. This service is managed by trained volunteers and workers.
Roscommon Disability Support Group
Have a sensory garden at their Centre and run some Craft and Flower arranging workshops that people in the early stages of dementia could attend. People attending must be between 18-65.
Western Alzheimers- Roscommon
Offers Supports and Services to people with dementia in Roscommon. This includes respite, day-care and befriending services.
Roscommon 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.
Roscommon Memory Clinic
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. Referral-based service which is also available for people under 65.
Public Health Nurse
Local Health Services
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