The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia specific service provider in Ireland.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's or a related dementia. Today, it is a national voluntary organisation with an extensive national network of branches, regional offices and services that aims to provide people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers with the necessary support to maximise their quality of life.
In 2012, to mark The Alzheimer Society of Ireland's 30th Anniversary we launched a new website and published a new newsletter called, The Voice. A very special event was held in June 2012 when President of Ireland and Patron to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, officially opened Waterman's Lodge Day and Respite Centre in Killaloe, Co. Tipperary. Many celebratory events were held around the country throughout the year including an event in the Aras for some of our volunteers in November.
In May 2013 Gerry Martin joined The Alzheimer Society of Ireland as CEO. Gerry comes from Permanent tsb where he held leadership roles for the past 15 years including General Manager for the bank’s branch network. Gerry has joined The Alzheimer Society of Ireland at an exciting time as the Government are preparing to honour the introduction of a National Dementia Strategy in 2013.
Our Mission: To help meet the needs of people with Alzheimer's or dementia and their carers
Our Vision: An Ireland where no one goes through dementia alone, where policies and services respond appropriately to the person with dementia, and their carers, at the times they need support