The Society is Ireland's leading dementia specific service provider with over 100 services across the country. If you would like to speak to someone about dementia or about our services call the Alzheimer National Helpline at 1800 341 341
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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland was delighted to receive a cheque last week from our charity partner Allianz for €25,000. Throughout 2015, Allianz's generous staff took part in numerous fundraising events such as Tea Day and rolled up their sleeves to volunteer at our Day Care Centre in Curlew Road. A huge thank you to the employees in Allianz for their continued support. These funds allow us to continue to provide services for people with dementia and their carers across the country where there is ever increasing demand. We at The ASI are very much looking forward to continuing this valued partnership during 2016.
Some beautiful and sad words from our Vote To Remember supporter Lisa.. Five weeks ago, I gave birth to my third beautiful daughter. She arrived safely and loudly and the whole family visited and celebrated. My dad didn’t visit. My dad doesn’t know he has a new grandchild. My dad, who would spend hours playing with the other grandchildren in the garden up until 18 months ago, no longer knows who they are. He sits in his hospital bed, bewildering welcoming family members at visits. My baby daughter won’t have memories of playing with her grandad. My eldest might just be able to hold on to them. I’m asking my local TD’s to invest in local infrastructures to support families with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Help to tell them where to go, what to expect, questions to ask. They can’t help with the heartbreak, but they can help guide families through it.” Please go to www.votetoremember.ie and do the same. Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much,
Slovenia Trek September 10th – 17th Join us on our Slovenia Trek for an unforgettable experience while making a real difference to the lives of the 48,000 people living with dementia in Ireland today. If walking is your thing then a wonderful alpine world packed with walking and hiking trails awaits you. Slovenia has more than 7000km of marked paths with Kranjska Gora as an ideal base for walkers. From easy valley floor and lakeside walks to longer hikes up beautiful valleys and peaks, there are a huge range of walks to suit walkers of all ages and abilities. For more information visit www.alzheimer.ie or call the Fundraising Team on 01-207 3833.
Helen #votetoremember campaign
Listen to this inspirational speech by our dementia advocate Helen Rochford Brennan given today at the launch of our Vote to Remember briefing to election candidates if you need to be inspired to contact your candidate. Every email sent counts, don't be complacent, don't be an armchair commentator, don't wait for someone else to do it, if you care about pushing dementia up the political agenda then contact your candidates today. It takes two minutes on this website www.votetoremember.ie thank you! https://vimeo.com/154734933
Irish research is unlocking the dark secrets of dementia
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
More than 60 cross party candidates have signed our pledge to prioritise dementia care in the next government,. Check here and if not we urge you to contact your candidates today http://votetoremember.ie/candidates-who-have-pledged-support. It's only if a large number of people push for change for dementia that our political representatives will be forced to listen. If you care about change in dementia care please take this one minute step WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Go to www.votetoremember.ie
West Cork artist capturing the experience of dementia on film
E-gress will be screening from 9.30am-6.30pm on Thursday at The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Bessboro Day Care Centre, Blackrock, Cork. See www.mariebrett-egress-tour.com http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/west-cork-artist-capturing-the-experience-of-dementia-on-film-380537.html
In the next Dáil’s lifetime 12,000 people will be diagnosed with a disease there’s no cure for
The inspirational Helen Rochford Brennan outlines why it is so important to get behind the Vote To Remember campaign and help people with dementia access the supports they need to continue to live at home for as long as they can. Click here and email your candidate today www.votetoremember.ie. http://www.thejournal.ie/dementia-research-2583156-Feb2016/?utm_source=shortlink
Vote To Remember
The election has been called at last and it's time to USE YOUR VOTE to demand better dementia care. PLEASE PLEASE click here to ask your candidates to sign our pledge to Renew, Reform and Resource the National Dementia Strategy, and click here to see which candidates have signed already. http://votetoremember.ie/contact-your-candidates/ With your support we can make dementia a political priority. Let Kerryman Sean Donal O'Shea tell you why it's so important https://vimeo.com/152962079
Vote To Remember
Election candidates pledges to make dementia a political priority have been flying a full list of who has pledged so far is available here http://votetoremember.ie/candidates-who-have-pledged-support/ We need you our supporters to put pressure on your candidates to make dementia a priority. It involves one simple step, just go to www,votetoremember.ie and contact your local candidate from the drop down menu and here's why.. Click this video link to hear why people with dementia need your support. Please help our VOTE TO REMEMBER CAMPAIGN https://vimeo.com/152962077
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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE. Today we launch our Vote to Remember campaign for General Election 2016 campaign. If you want to see dementia made a political priority please ACT NOW and vote to demand better dementia care. Go to http://votetoremember.ie/ where you can follow the simple steps to email your candidate directly demanding better dementia care. Please tweet: "I'm voting for candidates to support better dementia care will you?" #votetoremember #GE0216 Dementia affects every community, every family. This must be reflected in the Programme for Government. We NEED your help to ensure dementia becomes a political priority!!