Information for the Media

For all media queries please contact:

  • Cormac Cahill, Communications Manager:
    • or call 086 0441214
  • Lisa Gernon, Communications Officer:
    • or call 086 0295634

If you are a member of the media, feel free to use the information below, or any other section of this site, in your stories.

Media plays a crucial role in communicating issues and associations to the general public. Central to raising public understanding of Alzheimer's and dementia is the need to use positive images and language, whilst remaining realistic to the nature of the condition.

There are a number of key demographic figures that are important to know about whenever you are discussing or referencing dementia in Ireland.  These figures are based on the 2011 census.
  • Currently there are almost 55,000 people living with dementia in Ireland; 19,800 men and 35,650 women
  •  4,000 of these people are under 65 and are classified as having younger onset dementia
  • It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia will rise to 153,157 by 2046 due to population ageing
  • Approximately 4,000 cases of dementia are identified in Ireland each year
  • There are approximately 50,000 family carers caring for someone with dementia
  • For each person diagnosed with dementia there at least three family members directly affected

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Please acknowledge The Alzheimer Society of Ireland as the source of your material. We also encourage you to provide your readers or listeners with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland's National Helpline on 1800 341 341 (open Monday - Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm) and the website address,

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About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

About our services

We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

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Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.


We have many items available for sale through our shop. Buy these items will help raise much needed funds for The Society to continue providing vital service all around the country.


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