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. 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.
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 when caring for a relative with dementia. The therapist will work with you to help you find the best way of coping with these emotions and support you to deal with situations that may be beyond your control.
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.
We hold a weekly gentle yoga class on Wednesday evenings in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre, 7-8.30pm. This class focuses on stretches and relaxation and is an opportunity to meet others who are also caring for relatives with dementia. For more information, contact the project.
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