Alzheimer Society of Ireland take the lead with vital services for dementia care

Alzheimer Society of Ireland take the lead with vital services for dementia care

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) is the leading dementia-specific service provider in Ireland. The ASI works across the country in the heart of local communities, providing dementia-specific services and supports and advocating for the rights and needs of all people living with dementia and their carers.

A national non-profit organisation, which was founded in 1982, the ASI is person-centric, rights-based and grassroots led, with the voice of the person with dementia and their carer at its core. There are currently 55,000 people living with dementia in Ireland, a number expected to treble in a decade.

Alzheimer Society of Ireland Chief Executive Officer, Collette Kelleher said,

"The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia. Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. The funding we receive from the National Lottery Grant Scheme through the HSE & Department of Health allow us to help improve the lives of all those affected by dementia."

The ASI’s network includes over 120 dementia-specific services such as day care centres, home care services, carer support groups, social clubs, Alzheimer cafés and two respite centres. The ASI also operates the Alzheimer National Helpline Service, offering information and support to anyone affected by Alzheimer's or dementia on 1800 341 341.

For further details on the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, please visit: www.alzheimer.ie

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