On Wednesday, 15 February 2017, Galway University Hospitals in conjunction with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland will host on site for the first time the “Alzheimer Society Mobile Information Service Bus”.
Information and support for people with dementia and families
The bus will be on site to provide information and support to people living with dementia and their families as well as those who are concerned about their cognitive health. There are approximately 55,000 people in Ireland living with dementia and 500,000 of us live in families who have been affected by dementia. It is vitally important that people have access to the information they need to live well with dementia. Any one of us can get dementia, but every one of us can make a difference by understanding more.
Hospital staff on board to answer questions
Orla Sheil, Occupational Therapist, GUH said, “The bus will be located in front of the hospital from 9.30 – 4.00pm and all are invited on board to ask any questions you may have about dementia and to learn more about the resources in your area. During the day hospital staff including geriatricians, occupational therapists, dieticians, physiotherapists and social workers will be available to answer any questions you may have relating to your own concerns regarding dementia or the care of a loved one with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers will distribute practical information leaflets, provide information on their services and can facilitate private one-to-one conversations on board if needed.”
Mobile Bus Visits:
The Mobile Information Service Bus will be in Connemara on Tuesday 14th February to be at to be at the following locations:
- Cogaslann Agatha Carna 10am
- Tí O Malley - Rosmuc 12 noon
- Tearmann Eanna - 2pm
- Joyces Supermarket - Inverin 3.30pm
On Thursday 16th February the bus will travel to Tuam to be situated at Family Carers Ireland, St Jarlaths Court, The Glebe Tuam from 11am to 2pm.