Farewell Jenny O’Reilly

We say goodbye and best of luck to one of our founding members and our AlzPals and activities coordinator. Jenny O has worked tirelessly for the last eleven years supporting families living with dementia in County Wicklow. We wish her well in all her future endeavours.

Wicklow Dementia Support seeks Alzpals coordinator

AlzPal Programme Coordinator Wicklow Dementia Support CLG wishes to engage a programme coordinator for a 12 month contract on a self-employed basis. Their role will be to coordinate and deliver the AlzPals Programme supporting people with dementia in the community. A professional qualification in occupational therapy, social work or nursing, registered with CORU or the

Spring has Sprung

Here are a few things that may be of interest. Enjoy the longer and hopefully brighter days ahead. Stay safe and enjoy the spring air. National Concert Halls continue their online dementia friendly concert series Tea Tunes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information contact info@nch.ie Check out Virgin Media TV this week. The station


Michael Fisher has been an Alzpal and a driving force within Wicklow Dementia Support for many years. When Michael was nominated for Community Hero, the Bray People highlighted his work as an Alzpal: 'He has embraced this role with patience, decency and care, recognising the difficult and isolating situation that many people and their families


Maura's experience with Alzpals for her husband Lee. 'We had a wonderful woman for about 2 years - Anne Kelly. As I worked having Anne come in to Lee once a week was such a comfort for me and it became a lovely time for Lee. Initially he was a little reluctant and really didn't


Armchair Azure is a free online experience designed for people living with dementia and their families and friends. Connecting through art Looking at art can be a transformative experience. Art can move us, prompt us to think or ask questions. IMMA’s Azure tours give people living with dementia and those close to them; a family


Volunteer Jenny Lewis on her experience as an Alzpal: 'Volunteering with WDS is being able to make a contribution to someone's quality of life; being a short respite for a carer or family member. It is being able to have continuity to get to know your Alzpal well. Learning skills with WDS to have the

ALZPALS Carly on the importance of Owen’s Alzpal

Carly on the importance of an Alzpal for her husband Owen. 'I found the Alzpals program absolutely fantastic. I found it terrific for Owen as he was always an outdoor man. So someone coming and bringing him off for a drive, walk, or coffee was so good for him. Owen loved the experience &

IT Person Required for new Stay Connected Initiative

Wicklow Dementia Support CLG (WDS) is seeking tender submissions from an IT person for its ‘Stay Connected’ project. The aim of this project is to develop virtual means of engaging with clients with dementia and family carers to deliver support and activities. https://www.activelink.ie/vacancies/tenders/79443-wicklow-dementia-support-invitation-to-tender-stay-connected-it-support-person

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