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).
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.
Exercising for the Brain
We offer weekly physical activity groups for people with dementia. These groups are facilitated by a fitness instructor and focus on improving balance, range of movement, strength and co-ordination. They are held each Tuesday afternoons in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre (at 2.30 and 3.15). Medical clearnace is required from your GP.
You may also be interested in attending a six week memory group. These groups are held in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre and run twice a year. Topics covered include brain health and memory strategies. These groups are also a social space to share tips with others who are experiencing similar issues. Refreshments are provided and family members are welcome to attend with you.
You can join our monthly social club which meets on the third Wednesday of the month. Each month we visit a local place of interest followed by a cuppa. All are welcome.
You can attend our monthly Alzheimer Cafe, held in The Culturlann, Newmarket, P51 D84. This cafe meets on the first Thursday of the month 11-1pm. Each week a different speaker joins us and refreshments are provided. This is a warm, social gathering and all are welcome.
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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