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A weekly visit to a person living with memory loss can ‘make their week’. Do you have 2-3 hours per week to spare? AlzPals is a befriending service providing companionship for people living with memory loss. Volunteers support the person to get out and about or have a chat over a cup of tea

Take a Dip for Dementia Christmas Day 2021

Take a Dip for Dementia in any coastal location on Christmas Day 2021 and denote €5 to help raise funds to support those living with dementia in Co Wicklow. The money donated will go towards providing support services to people with dementia and their carers. Or

Many Thanks St. Gerards Junior School in Bray

During Alzheimer Awareness Month in October, St Gerards Junior school held a day of awareness and fundraising. The generous school community raised an amazing €1500 for Wicklow Dementia Support. The students learned about dementia and the work Wicklow Dementia Support does in the community. They then tied purple ribbons on the trees to mark the

Help Us Raise Funds and Have A Chance to Win This Gorgeous Quilt

Wicklow Patchwork Group (WPG) - RAFFLE in Aid of #WicklowDementiaSupportGroup - Prize: Quilt made by Members of Wicklow Patchwork Group (see photo below of the quilt). Raffle Ticket Price: €5.00 per ticket The draw will take place on Sunday, 31st October 2021 To purchase raffle tickets contact Wicklow Patchwork Group by email - admin@wicklowpatchwork.ie This

September World Alzheimer Month

September is World Alzheimer's Month. This year's theme is 'Diagnosis' which came about from recent developments, and potential breakthroughs, in both dementia treatment and diagnostics. We encourage people to recognise the potential warning signs of dementia and to understand the importance of a timely dementia diagnosis. This month, and every month for that matter, we

Men’s Shed Building Awareness

The Men's Sheds launched a new manual "Your Shed & Dementia" aimed at raising awareness of the condition, as well as offering advice for “Shedders”, their families and carers on supporting a member with dementia. Developed in partnership with the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together campaign and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, the manual offers tools

Reminisence:Music for Dementia

Reminiscence has been found to have a positive effect on the quality of life for people living with dementia. M4D Radio is a 24/7 online radio station with songs specifically picked to evoke memories and aid reminiscence. To find out more and to listen, please visit: https://m4dradio.com/ via: Understand Together

Dementia Advisors for Wicklow area

Dementia Advisors for Wicklow Area Dementia Advisers work with people with dementia, their families and carers to provide a highly responsive and individualised information and signposting service. South Dublin and North Wicklow Aine Bennett Phone: 085 801 9186 E-mail: aine.bennett@alzheimer.ie https://alzheimer.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Aine-Bennet-Dementia-Adviser-Service-DL_webAB-SDublin-N-Wicklow.pdf Wexford, South Wicklow Laurence Collins Mob: 087 350 0312 Email: laurence.collins@alzheimer.ie https://alzheimer.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Laurence-Collins-Dementia-Adviser-Service-DL_webLC-Wex-S-Wicklow.pdf

Care Alliance Online Family Carers Support Group

Online Family Carers Support Group The group provides an opportunity to interact and have fun with a group of people who really understand the struggles they face on a daily basis. There are regular social activities, all currently online, such as a regular book club, monthly quiz nights, weekly coffee mornings, ongoing chair yoga sessions,

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