The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is a national voluntary organisation. It was established in 1982 by a small group of people who found themselves in the position of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease with no information or support available to them.
The Society grew steadily and today, there is an extensive national network of branches and services to provide people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers with the necessary support to improve their quality of life. The Society is now the major dementia-specific service provider in Ireland with over 300 volunteers, 500 staff and 2,600 members.
The Society’s support services currently comprise 29 branches, a national network of day care centre, home care/support service, carer support groups and one residential respite centre.
A number of core functions are operated from the Alzheimer Society’s National Office in Dun Laoghaire including information, fund raising, public relations, training, finance and research. The Society also operates the Alzheimer National Helpline 1800 341 341 offering information and emotional support.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s mission is: To work for and on behalf of people with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias and their carers to ensure they have the necessary supports and services to enable them to maximise quality of life, respecting the needs, rights and dignity of the individual.
The objectives of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland are to:
- Raise public awareness and provide information
- Provide quality dementia-specific care
- Support carers and families of people with dementia
- Campaign for better statutory services, including specialist services for younger people with dementia
- Represent the views, needs and concerns of all affected by dementia
- Influence public policy in regard to care and support services
Alzheimer Society contacts
Chief Executive Officer: Maurice O’Connell
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
43 Northumberland Avenue
Tel: (01) 284 6616
Fax: (01) 284 6030
National Helpline: 1 800 341 341
Alzheimer Society of Ireland Regional Offices:
West and North West Regional Office
Tel: 094 903 7875
Regional Officer: Des Mulligan
North East/Midlands Regional Office
8 Railway Road
Tel: 049 437 1975
Regional Officer: Trevor McCay Morrissey
South East Regional Office
5 Priory Court
Tel: 056 776 4417
Regional Officer: Kate Brennan
Southern Regional Office
NOF Commercial Centre
Tel: 021 439 1690
Regional Officer: Ray Keane
Mid West Regional Office
1 Grattan Street
Tel: 061 312605
Regional Officer: Ray Keane
Eastern Regional Office
Coolock Development Centre
Tel: 01 867 5246
Regional Officer: Veronica McNamara
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity (CHY 7868).
View Alzheimer Society website