Dementia Support

The Alzheimers Society’s Dementia Support Service offers help and signposting to services for people with dementia and their carers. This service includes a home visit.

Carer support groups are held throughout the Northern Trust area to provide families affected by dementia with an opportunity to meet, share experiences and get help for their caring role.

For more information on support available contact the Dementia Support Worker for your area.

Antrim and Ballymena area

Alzheimer’s Society
Dementia Support Antrim/Ballymena
Office 4 Maine Business Centre
82G Main Street
BT42 1BW

Tel: 028 2588 1708 /  028 2588 1701

E mail:

Carer Support Groups

Second Monday of the month from 2.00pm-3.30pm in Clotworthy House, Antrim

Third Tuesday of the month from 7.00pm-8.30pm in Wilson House, Broughshane

Causeway area

Aoife McMaster
Dementia Support Worker - Causeway
Alzheimer's Society
Beresford Business Centre
Beresford House
2 Beresford Road
BT52 1GE
Tel: 028 7035 8887

Carer Support Groups

First Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm-9.00pm at Coleraine Rugby Club, Rugby Avenue, Coleraine.

An early stage peer support group meets on the second Monday of the month from 2.30pm-4.00pm in Coleraine Rugby Club, Rugby Avenue, Coleraine. This is for people with dementia and their carers.

Younger people with dementia (aged under 65) and their carers meet once a month in Garvagh Community Development Building, Main Street, Garvagh. Contact Aoife on 028 7035 8887 for more information. This is for anyone in the Northern Trust area who has a diagnosis of dementia and are under 65.

East Antrim area

Dementia Support Worker
East Antrim Office
Alzheimers Society
Room 3A
Unit 8C
Kilroot Park
BT38 7PR
Tel: 028 9336 2940

The office above covers Ballyclare, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey and their surrounding districts.

Carer Support groups

First Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm-3.00pm in Monkstown Village Centre, Monkstown Road, Newtownabbey

Third Monday of the month from 11.00am-12.30pm in SACT, Dennison Industrial Estate, Mill Road, Ballyclare

Last Tuesday of the month from 6.00pm-7.30pm in The Prom Café, Larne Leisure Centre, Tower Road, Larne. This group is for carers and people living with dementia.

Mid Ulster area

Dementia Support Worker
Mid Ulster Office
Alzheimers Society
Unit 8 Cookstown Enterprise Centre
Derryloran Industrial Estate
Sandholes Road
BT80 9LU
Tel: 028 8676 5888

Carer Support Groups

Third Wednesday of the month from 12.00pm-1.30pm in The Hub, 14 Burn Road, Cookstown

Fourth Tuesday of the month from 7.00pm-8.30pm in The Lurach Centre, Church Street, Maghera
A support group for carers of people with early onset dementia meets on the fourth Friday of every month, 2.00pm-3.00pm in Mitchell Hall, Station Road, Maghera.

Other help available
The Northern Trust has a Carers Co-ordinator who can give advice and support on all issues relating to being a carer.

Northern Trust Carers' Co-ordinator
Route Complex
8e Coleraine Road
BT53 6BP
Tel: 028 2766 1392

The Alzheimers Society provides a regional dementia helpline and advocacy service. Please contact:
Alzheimers Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Monday- Wednesday, 9.00am-8.00pm
Thursday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10.00am-4.00pm

Details of other support services are provided in the Trust's A-Z Carers Guide.

Page last updated:31 July 2018