Photo Caption (L to R): Dementia Adviser for South Cork Cathriona Kenny, Dementia Adviser for North Cork Amy Murphy and Day Care and Day Care at Home Nurse Manager Bessboro DC, Karen Fitzpatrick pictured after The Ballincollig Cafe session in January.
As Cork gears up to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (The ASI) welcomes people with dementia, their carers and families to attend a shamrock-themed Ballincollig Cafe in County Cork on Thursday, 16th March, from 4 – 6 pm at Chapel Gate Cafe, Ballincollig, Cork, P31 XP38.
The ASI invites those impacted by dementia to attend its Ballincollig Cafe to meet others, chat and exchange ideas and learnings in a warm and welcoming space. Community Occupational Therapist Martina Agar is a guest speaker and will speak about ‘Skills & Strategies to Enhance Memory Function for People With Dementia.’ Following Agar’s talk, there will be fun, music and an Irish Dancing performance.
The ASI’s Ballincollig Cafe occurs on the third Thursday of every month. Each month, an expert speaker typically speaks about a topic of interest. The cafe is also a space to chat and enjoy a social occasion in a supportive environment.
An estimated 7,509 people live with dementia in Cork, and 64,000 people live with Dementia in Ireland.
The ASI Bessboro Day Care at Home Nurse Manager, Karen Fitzpatrick, said:
“We look forward to welcoming people living with dementia and their families to ASI’s Ballincollig Cafe on Thursday, March 16th. The Cafe is a great opportunity to meet others and gain new knowledge in a safe and warm environment. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, this will be an ASI Cafe with a twist with Irish dancers performing and plenty of craic and fun to be had! We welcome people living with dementia, their carers, families and social and health care professionals in the region to join us at Ballincollig Cafe for what is sure to be an interesting and fun few hours.”
To learn more or join Ballincollig Cafe, contact Karen Fitzpatrick at 087 34 87511 or carrigaline.alzcafe@
For media enquiries, contact The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Communications Officer Niamh Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.