Friends of Dementia

Following The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s successful campaign during 2010/11 to make dementia a national health priority, the Programme for Government 2011 publicly stated that a National Dementia Strategy would be developed by Fine Gael and Labour by 2013. 

While The Alzheimer Society of Ireland welcomed the public support from Government, it accepted the challenge of the tough economic climate, resourcing issues and mounting pressure on Government to prioritise critical issues.

Recognising the strength and potential of our branches and the importance of leveraging its impassioned network of volunteers, we saw an opportunity to create a formal cross party group of elected officials which would grow commitment within Dáil Eireann while also opening up a sustained and consistent communications channel between The Alzheimer Society and supportive elected officials.

By asking supporters in our regions to lobby their local politicians, asking supportive TDs and Senators to sign up to our Friends of Dementia alliance, we have continued to keep dementia on the political agenda by building cross party political support in the Houses of the Oireachtas.

We thank this cross party alliance for supporting The Alzheimer Society of Ireland in its journey in reaching its ultimate political goal – ensuring a National Dementia Strategy is published.

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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.

Featured Events

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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