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

Dementia Support Worker
Antrim and Ballymena Area Office
Alzheimer's Society
Ferrard House
32 Station Road
BT41 4AB
Tel: 028 9446 1717
Email: valerie.guthrie@alzheimers.org.uk

Carer Support Groups

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

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

Causeway area

Dementia Support Worker
Causeway Area Office
Alzheimer's Society
Coleraine Community Clinic
Castlerock Road
Coleraine
BT51 3HP
Tel: 028 7035 8887
Email: helen.taylor@alzheimers.org.uk

Carer Support Groups

Coleraine
First Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm-9.00pm at The Bushtown Hotel, 283 Drumcroon Road, Coleraine
A young carer support group meets on the second Monday of the month at 2.30pm in Coleraine Rugby Club, Rugby Avenue, Coleraine. This is for people with dementia and their carers.

Ballymoney
Last Wednesday of the month from 2.30pm-4.30pm in Robinson Hub, 21 Newal Road, Ballymoney

Moyle
First Thursday of every month (March- October) from 7.30pm-9.00pm in Ballycastle Golf Club, Cushendall Road, Ballycastle

East Antrim area

Dementia Support Worker
East Antrim Office
Alzheimers Society
Room 3A
Unit 8C
Kilroot Park
Carrickfergus
BT38 7PR
Tel: 028 9336 2940
Email: lesley.killen@alzheimers.org.uk

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

Carer Support groups

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

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

Larne
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
Cookstown
BT80 9LU
Tel: 028 8676 5888
Email: mona.mcglade@alzheimers.org.uk

Carer Support Groups

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

Maghera
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
Ballymoney
BT53 6BP
Tel: 028 2766 1392
Email: carers.coordinator@northerntrust.hscni.net

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:18 April 2016