Online Family Training Carer Course


We are also now recruiting for our Online Family Training Carer Course called Home-Based Care-Home-Based Education. 

This will feature the exact same content as the face-to-face course but it will be held exclusively online and can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Places are strictly limited.

Upcoming Course Dates:
Induction week starts Monday 28th January 2019. The course then runs for six weeks with the final week starting on Monday 11th March 2019.
Week 1 Introdution and Orientation 
Week 2 Introduction to Dementia & Changing Relationships
Week 3 Communication & Responding to Changes in Behaviour
Week 4 Nutrition and Eating Well & Engaging in Life Activities
Week 5 Assisting With Personal Care & Safety at Home
Week 6 Looking After Yourself as a Carer & Accessing Information
Week 7 Course Review & Next Steps

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For frequently asked questions please click here

Book Your Place

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

Student Profile

Read a student profile (Phoebe Duvall)

Learning Technologies Awards 2017 

Members of our Learning and Development team, Julie Greene, Christine Carr, Fergus Timmons and Davina Smith with our Bronze Award which we picked up at the Learning Technologies Awards in London in November 2017.
The Award was in the Category of Best Online Distance Learning Programme and was recognition of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland's Home-Based Care-Home-Based Education online course for family carers looking after a loved one with dementia.
The course was one of the products of our Erasmus+ project which ASI coordinated, and featured partner organisations from Belgium and Norway. The course has proven to be a great success, and features the same content as the face-to-face course, but is held exclusively online and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.
The award was made at the prestigious Learning Technologies Awards 2017 in London on Wednesday night. This is a fantastic achievement and to put this in context, these awards receive more than 400 entries from all over the world. It total, 30 different countries took part and the event was attended by over 800 people.

IITD National Training Awards 2018

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland won a National Training Award for Excellence in Digital Learning at the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) Gala on Friday, April 20th 2018.  
The prestigious honour which is in recognition of the Erasmus+ funded Home Based Care - Home Based Education online training course for family carers looking after a loved one with dementia, is the first time ASI have won a national training award.
It comes on the back of winning Bronze for Best Online Distance Learning programme at the Learning Technologies Awards in London in November 2017.
ASI fended off some strong competition in the category of Excellence in Digital Education from organisations such as FDB Insurance, Sun Life Financial, the Public Appointments Service and Ulster Bank.

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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