To assist in enabling people with dementia in Co Wicklow retain their independence and remain in their own homes for as long as possible
- To support people with dementia and their family carers in County Wicklow
- To assist them in maintaining a quality of life
- To enable them to remain at home
Wicklow Dementia Support is a charity operated and staffed by volunteers.
To help achieve these ends, a variety of services has been established by Wicklow Dementia Support (WDS), which comprise of:
AlzPals Befriending service for people with dementia to support them to continue to engage in their interests and activities. It also supports the carer by providing a break for them.
AlzClubs Social groups where people with dementia and their families meet on a weekly basis
Carers Support Group Monthly meetings for carers of people with dementia to meet and support each other
Bereavement Group Support for those who have experienced loss
It is envisaged that these services will continue to expand and develop over time, but will remain locally run and driven to address the needs of those with dementia in Co Wicklow.
The organisation is managed by a voluntary Board, which appoints facilitators, as appropriate, to the various services.
Volunteers are recruited on an ongoing basis and trained to carry out the work of the organisation.