If you have been diagnosed with dementia, The Crystal Project can support you.
Memory Resource Room
If you have been diagnosed with dementia and wish to speak to someone about it, you can meet with a HSE Occupational Therapist for information, advice and support.
Please view the Memory Resource Room page for more information or click on the Memory Resource Room leaflet (below).
Individual Goal Focused Therapy
If you wish to address some of the issues you are experiencing, you and the Occupational Therapist can identify goals to work on together. Examples of goals are remembering names, remembering appointments, using a mobile phone or using money. What you work on is up to you – the Occupational Therapist is there to help you achieve these goals in a way that works for you.
Each week, for six to eight weeks you can meet the Occupational Therapist to work on your goals. This service is free and confidential – all you have to do is contact your GP or Public Health Nurse and request a referral is made on your behalf.
Subsidised Counselling Service
We offer a subsidised counselling service, provided by a registered psychotherapist. These sessions aim to provide participants with a safe place to express the range of emotions that may be experienced after being diagnosed with dementia. The therapist will work with you to help you find the best way of coping with these emotions.
Sessions are typically held on a weekly basis for six weeks in person, via Zoom or over the phone.
For further information, contact the project.
Singing for the Brain
You can also come to ‘Singing for the Brain’, a weekly group for anyone who enjoys singing. This group has been running since January 2015 and is facilitated by Fiona Flavin, the talented musician. Each week we do warm up activities, sing well known pieces followed by a sing along where anyone can lead us in their favorite song. Tea and coffee are provided at this really sociable group. No talent or experience are necessary attend and all are welcome!
Singing for the Brain is held every Thursday afternoon in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre.
Singing for the Brain is also held in Fermoy and Mitchelstown. For more information, contact the project.
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