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Virtual Singing for the Brain

Written on January 12, 2021 at 4:15 pm, by

Singing for the Brain continues to meet virtually every Thursday 2.30-3.30pm on Zoom. Heres a taster of what the sessions are like. https://m.facebook.com/pg/singingforthebrainireland/videos/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0. To register contact Mary at singing4thebrain@gmail.com

Dietitian at January Virtual Dementia Cafe

Written on November 10, 2020 at 1:10 pm, by

We are delighted to be hosting our  dementia café in conjunction with Kanturk Dementia Café. Kanturk Dementia Café is run by Kevin and Helena Quaid. Kevin was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia when he was 53 and since then he and Helena have become advocates for people with dementia and their families. This café will  Continue Reading »

Legal Issues and Dementia Talk at Virtual Dementia Café

Written on October 9, 2020 at 8:38 am, by

We are delighted to be hosting our first virtual dementia café in conjunction with Kanturk Dementia Café. Kanturk Dementia Café is run by Kevin and Helena Quaid. Kevin was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia when he was 53 and since then he and Helena have become advocates for people with dementia and their families. This  Continue Reading »

Service update

Written on September 7, 2020 at 12:12 pm, by

The Memory Resource Room is back open for appointments. If you would like to meet to explore our resources or discuss any issues you are experiencing, please do not hesitate to get in touch (086 787 1818). The Dementia Advisor Service is also available via phone contact. If you would like to discuss any issues  Continue Reading »

Postponement of all groups until further notice

Written on March 12, 2020 at 3:05 pm, by

Unfortunately as a precautionary measure due to Covid 19 we are postponing all group sessions until further notice. This includes: Singing for the Brain (Thursdays) Brain health group (Thursdays) Exercising for the Brain (beginning 24th March) We will review in time whether our April support meeting and six week family information sessions (due to start  Continue Reading »

Family information sessions, starting Wednesday 29th April

Written on March 5, 2020 at 4:18 pm, by

The Crystal Project is facilitating a six week block of information and support sessions for families of people with dementia. It will begin on Wednesday 29th April and will run each Wednesday for six weeks. It will be held from 7pm – 9pm in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre. It is free of charge and any  Continue Reading »

Pilot group -Exercising for the Brain

Written on February 21, 2020 at 3:36 pm, by

We are delighted to be teaming up with Shane Simcox of Simcox Rehabilitation to pilot a six week ‘Exercising for the Brain’ group. This group is for people with dementia and family members are welcome to attend. Exercise for people with dementia has been shown to be beneficial for their physical and mental health. The  Continue Reading »

Support meeting, Wednesday 11th March, Preventing Falls

Written on February 21, 2020 at 3:33 pm, by

The next support meeting is taking place on Wednesday 11th March, 10.30-12, Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre. Shirley Cahill a HSE physiotherapist will be coming to speak to us about preventing falls. She will also be giving us practical tips on what to do if your loved one experiences a fall. All are welcome

Dementia Café, Wednesday 4th March 2020

Written on February 21, 2020 at 3:32 pm, by

Dementia café Join Kevin and his wife Helena for coffee and a chat in the Daily Grind, Kanturk, Wednesday 4th March, 3-4.30. Kevin has Lewy Body Dementia and would love to meet others to share experiences and provide support. All are welcome.

Brain health group, starting Thursday 5th March 2020

Written on February 4, 2020 at 1:05 pm, by

This group focuses on staying mentally, physically and socially active as well as looking at memory strategies such as improving attention and remembering names. The next six week group is starting on Thursday 5th March in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre. This group is for people who are interested in brain health, have concerns about their  Continue Reading »