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.
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.
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 singer. 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.
Caride Maithe means ‘good friends’ and that’s what we’re hoping to create. You can be linked with a volunteer who will meet you for social support and friendship. This volunteer will meet you in your home or in a location that is convenient for you both. For more information, click on the Cairde Maithe leaflet (below).
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