The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland in Kilkenny will hold an information evening in the Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny on September 18 at 8pm to mark World Alzheimer’s Week.
This event is free and open to all. Mia McLoughlin, consultant in psychiatry of old age, and Caroline Clifford, community psychiatric nurse, will be speaking on the night, along with a family carer who will talk about their experience of caring for a loved one with dementia.
There are currently more than 41,700 people living with dementia in Ireland and this is expected to reach 147,000 by 2041 due to an ageing population. World Alzheimer’s Day is on September 21 each year.
For more information on the event in Kilkenny, call Marie O’Shea on 086 609 0421 or Ruth O’Gorman on 056 7771230 or see www.alzheimer.ie for all events around Ireland.