When any illness enters our lives, it can be difficult to think about practical arrangements for the future. When a diagnosis of dementia is confirmed it is important to think about legal and financial affairs as early as possible.

A diagnosis does not automatically mean that a person cannot make financial and legal decisions. In this section you can read about steps you should consider. Take time to think about this area of your life. Don't delay, get the information and advice you need to make decisions which are important now and into the future.

Read our updated resource to help you plan for the future


Legal & Financial Planning

Legal Planning

Legal Planning

Legal Planning is important, take the time to consider your situation, wishes and options.

Financial Planning

Financial Planning

Take time out to consider financial affairs and steps you can take now and in the future.

Driving and dementia

Driving and dementia

Driving and dementia

Information on driving and dementia

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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.