If you have a relative with dementia, The Crystal Project can support you.

Memory Resource Room

If you have a relative with dementia 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).

Information and Support Sessions

If you are interested in learning more about dementia, you can attend a six week information and support programme.
Topics covered include an overview of dementia, communication, safety at home, nutrition, personal care, occupation and legal issues. These sessions also provide you with the opportunity to meet other families in a supportive environment.
These sessions run from 7-9 pm, one evening a week for six weeks.  They are held twice a year in various locations in North Cork. For information on when the next programme is being held, contact the project.

Support and Information Group

If you would like to meet others in similar situations, come to our monthly support and information group. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month in the morning (10:30am – 12noon) in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre. Each month a different topic is explored and there is an opportunity for sharing experiences. For information on the next meeting, go to the newsfeed section of this website.

Singing for the Brain

You can also attend ‘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 Falvin, 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 this is an opportunity for you and your relative to do something fun together.

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.

Mindfulness Group

Six week introduction to mindfulness groups are facilitated by the project. Topics covered include explaining mindfulness, the benefits of slowing down, acceptance, self compassion and anxiety. Opportunities to discuss the challenges you may be experiencing are also facilitated. These sessions are held in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre, both during the day and in the evenings. For information on when the next group is being held, contact the project.

Individual Emotional Support

Our Family Support Worker Christine (BA Hons Counselling and Psychotherapy) is now offering low cost one to one emotional support (typically one session a week for six weeks).

If you would like to avail of or just hear more about this service please contact
Christine (086 0255205) or email ChristineA.ORiordan@hse.ie

Mailing List

If you wish to remain up to date on  project activities, new resources, national initiatives or research opportunities, you can be added to our mailing list. Simply get in touch to register your interest and provide your contact details.

Relatives with Dementia