Support Group

We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland.

We run support groups for families affected by dementia around Ireland. These group meetings are usually held once a month in the evening.

Going to my first support group meeting was like a light going on in my life...I had felt so alone, so powerless,...suddenly I knew there were people I could talk to and I began to feel I could plan

Anonymous, Wicklow

Carers are free to attend on a once off basis, as needs arise, or on a regular basis. 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.

We have a support group specifically for families whose loved one with dementia is under 65. People are welcome from any part of Ireland to attend this group, which is held in Dublin.

We also have a support group for people with dementia themselves which takes place in Dublin once a month. People are welcome from any part of Ireland to attend this group.

To find out where and when your local group meets click the link below to find the nearest support group to you and just call the coordinator of the group.

Support Group

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North Cork Support Group – Café de Mentia

St Mary's Day Care Centre, Lenihans Lane, Lower Bearforest, Mallow, Cork. P51 WKE3
Contact: Amy Murphy, Dementia Adviser
Phone: 086 781 2217
Support meetings for families held every 3 months on the second Monday of every third month at 7:30-9pm (Anyone with a family member with dementia can attend - no geographical restrictions)
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.

Cork City Support Group

Bessboro Day Care Centre, Bessboro, Blackrock, Co. Cork. T12 HF70
Contact: Vanessa Bradbury
Phone: 021 497 2504
2nd Wednesday of the month from 3-4.30pm
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.

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