Dementia Support groups

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.

Our local offices have closed following the Covid-19 pandemic but we still have local workers who cover each area of the Northern Trust.

Carer support groups are held virtually 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.

Our regional office is in Belfast: Alzheimer’s Society, 30 Skegoneill Street, Belfast, BT15 3JL.

Virtual Carer Support Groups

Join our virtual Carer Support Group and meet other people who are also supporting someone with dementia. You will have the opportunity to talk about your caring role in a safe and relaxed environment. You will also receive helpful information and advice from our experienced staff.

Morning Meeting

Third Thursday of the month from 10:30am – 11:30am
Contact Valerie Guthrie on 079 1866 1823 or email:

Evening Meeting

Second Wednesday of the month from 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Contact Hannah Coleman on 077 1011 9366 or email:

Young Onset Carer Support Group

This is a support group specifically for those who are supporting a family member with Young Onset Dementia (those who receive a diagnosis when they are aged under 65)

Contact Aoife McMaster on 077 1037 9947 or email:

Virtual Dementia Information Programme

This is an online series of free talks and information sessions for anyone who cares for someone with dementia, has a family member or friend with dementia or anyone who has questions about dementia.

The programme has guest speakers who present on different topics relevant to dementia. There is an opportunity to ask the guest speakers questions.

The programme runs at different times throughout the year, to find out more about when they happen, contact your local Dementia Support Worker.

Antrim and Ballymena
Valerie Guthrie
Phone: 079 1866 1823

Aoife McMaster
Phone: 077 1037 9947

East Antrim
Hannah Coleman
Phone: 077 1011 9366

Mid Ulster
Lisa Hendley
Phone: 077 3019 5234

Dementia Connect Support Line

You can contact the telephone Dementia Connect Support Line on 0333 150 3456 for additional support. The Support Line is open:
Monday to Wednesday 9.00am – 8.00pm
Thursday and Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Dementia Support Forum

Dementia Support Forum is our 24hr online platform. Dementia Support Forum is a place to ask questions, share experiences and get information and practical tips about living with dementia. People can connect with someone who is going through a similar experience and receive valuable support to help ensure that no one feels alone when they are affected by dementia. Visit

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

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