Insights into Dementia – Informing and Empowering Family Carers


We offer the course at various venues around Ireland. They usually run in the evenings from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. 

We cover the following topics in our courses:

Week 1 Introduction to Dementia & Changing Relationships
Week 2 Communication & Responding to Changes in Behaviour
Week 3 Nutrition and Eating Well & Engaging in Life Activities
Week 4 Assisting With Personal Care & Safety at Home
Week 5 Looking After Yourself as a Carer & Accessing Information
Week 6 Care Delivery Action Plan & Certificate Presentation

Upcoming Face-to-Face Courses in 2019

Dublin North - Artane Family Resource Centre, 55 Gracefield Road, Artane, Dublin 5. Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 21st January until 25th February 2019 inclusive.
Dublin South - Bloomfield Hospital, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Thursdays 7.00pm to 9.30m, from 31st January to 7th March 2019 inclusive.  
Wexford - Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford. Tuesdays 7.00pm - 9.30pm , from 29th January until 5th March 2019 inclusive.
Kildare - The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands, Clane, Co Kildare. Wednesdays 7.00pm - 9.30pm, from 30th January until 6th March 2019 inclusive.
Tallaght Hospital - HSE Integrated Care Team, The Russell Building, Meeting Room 1, 2nd Floor, Tallaght Cross West, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Mondays 6.30pm to 9.00pm, from 28th January to 4th March 2019 inclusive.
Sligo - Starting in March 2019, times and venue to be confirmed. 
Kildare, Sligo, Roscommon, Wexford, Longford, Cork & Dublin

Book Your Place

If the course is of interest to you, please download this Course Application Form and return it by email or to the Training Department, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin.
Alternatively click here to complete the form online.

Student Profile


Participant Feedback

Feedback has been extremely positive from participants who have completed the course earlier this year. Some of their comments included:
"The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable and very good at imparting information. It was also great to meet other carers who are dealing with the same issues as me"
"All areas of the course gave me great insight and totally changed me as a carer"
"Overall the course was superb. It has given me a lot more confidence. Thank you so much. Brilliant"

More information

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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