The Alzheimer Society of Ireland was founded in 1982 by Winifred Bligh and Imelda Gillespie, and has been a member of ADI since 1986.
The national office is based in Blackrock, Co Dublin, and has 19 volunteer-led branches around Ireland.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is also a member of Alzheimer Europe.
Their aim is to highlight the voice of the live experience, both people living with dementia and their family carers, as well as growing their services across Ireland. They have a service in every county in Ireland and provide 68% of all dementia-specific services in Ireland.
Some of the services provided by the association include:
- Caregiver meetings
- Day Care
- Dementia Care Training
- Educational events
- Meaningful engagements/activities
- Resources (fact sheets, reading materials)
- Respite Care
- Support groups
- Training for carers