Our support meetings help carers connect with each other; to share a better understanding of the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the person themselves and on those caring for them. Meetings give carers the opportunity to swap stories and talk about their own experiences first hand, and provide a friendly space to discuss the emotional, physical and social challenges they encounter on a daily basis.
Support group meetings may include talks on a range of topics specifically of interest to those caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia, e.g.
- Legal and Financial Planning.
- Enduring Power of Attorney.
- Carers’ Allowance and other state supports.
Dementia Cafes provide a warm and welcoming space for people with dementia, their family and friends and social and health care professionals to meet, exchange ideas and learnings.
The Dementia Café is based on an international model and opens for a few hours on the same day each month. Light refreshments and a mix of education and support are available.
The cafe will be open the last Monday of each month. Launching the Cafe is Senator Rose Conway Walsh and we also have Paddy Gannon the family support officer to give a talk and answer any questions you may have.
Admission is only 2euro which includes tea/coffee cakes and the talk.
Details on other upcoming Carer Support Group Meetings are listed in our News and Events section