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.

Other Support and Services

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Social Activities

Athy Care and Repair Service

Athy, Co. Kildare
Manager Call: 087 4422960

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A free care and repair service for elderly people in the Athy area. The aim is to provide free basic services such as minor repairs, trade referrals, a quote check service. The initiative, which was launched by Athy Age Action, is run in conjunction with the Social Inclusion Manager of Kildare Leader Partnership, Pat Leogue, and TUS.

Befriending Service Kildare

C/O Primary Care Centre, Ist Floor, Aras Slainte, Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Contact: Family Carers Ireland
Manager Call: 086 0213749 / 086 0294760

Siel Bleu Physical Activities

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

Mens Sheds

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

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

Past Times Community Choir

Co. Kildare
Contact: Sharon Murphy
Phone: 087 627 3765

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A community choir that gives a particular welcome to those living with dementia and their carers.

Memory Clinic

Memory Clinic (Intellectual Disability), Kildare

Memory Clinic (Intellectual Disability), St John of God Community Services Ltd., Liffey Region Kildare Services, Co. Kildare
Contact: Dr. Sean Shanahan
Phone: 01 628 8161
Monday to Friday

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A specialist diagnostic and treatment services for people with intellectual disabilities concerned about changes to their memory and cognition. Referral-based service which is available for people under the age of 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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