Useful Resources for People with Dementia and their Caregivers

The following list provides a range of useful resources which may be of interest to people with dementia and their family caregivers:

The Alzheimers Society of Ireland provides a range of specialist services and information resources for persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Support services provided include support groups, social clubs, day care services, dementia advisor service and case management service. Information relating to these resources can be found at:

The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland National Helpline is a free, confidential service which offers up-to-date information, support and a listening ear. A dedicated team of helpline advisors and trained helpline volunteers are available Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Call 1800 341 341 or email

​Understand Together is a public support, awareness and information campaign led by HSE, working with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Genio campaign.

The Alzheimer Society, UK: The UK Society runs an online forum called Dementia Talking Point and this is for people with dementia, families and carers to discuss all aspects of the condition. You can ask questions and participate in discussions.

The Scottish Dementia Working Group is a group of people with dementia who talk about their life with dementia. They have a website which includes their publications and presentations. You can read about them at:

DASNI: The Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International which is an internet support network which is run by people with dementia, for people with dementia.

The Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group offers a dedicated online support group for people with Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD). 

Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) provides a range of information on dementia and publications for carers to download.

The Alzheimer Café Donnybrook is a relaxed place where people with dementia and their families meet once a month. It’s a forum where people can share experiences, informally meet healthcare professionals and get information on local support services. 

Neuro-Enhancement for Independent Lives (NEIL) Research Programme at Trinity College Dublin  created ‘The Freedem films’ to address your fears about memory loss and dementia and provide practical advice about brain health.

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