LAOIS ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY: Laois Alzheimer’s Society Resource Centre at 47 Main Street Portlaoise R32 VRX8 is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Our Social Clubs for November are on Thursday 14th November in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise from 2pm to 4pm and on Thursday 28th November in The Daycare Centre, Timahoe Rd, Portlaoise from 1.30pm to 2.30pm for people with Dementia and their carers. This is a very relaxed informal event where activities, fun and chat can be shared over a cup of tea. If you are in the area please join us. All welcome.
Our next Support Group is on Wednesday 20th November from 7.30pm to 9pm in the Resource Centre, Portlaoise. The support groups provide an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, to access information and practical advice in supportive environment. Free to all family members affected by dementia and memory issues.
Laois Alzheimer’s are offering a week’s respite care to people who have a dementia diagnosis in the Waterman’s Lodge Care Centre, Ballina-Killaloe, Co Tipperary. Their specialist overnight respite centre offers stimulation and activity to the person with dementia in a safe, friendly environment and respite from caring for the caregiver. You do not have to be availing of homecare services to apply. To access respite care please contact Ann (details below). Places are limited so get in touch with us.
For more information on dementia contact Ann Munnelly on (057) 8663398 or (086) 8372168 Homecare Co-ordinator, Portlaoise or to by email.