Although it is called the Alzheimer Café, the café is for people who are affected by any
type of dementia, and their families
Join us for a cup of tea and cake at the Alzheimer Café Donnybrook
Who runs the Alzheimer Café Donnybrook?
The Alzheimer Café in Donnybrook is led by a voluntary steering committee. Sinéad Grennan, CEO, Engaging Dementia, is the Alzheimer Cafe Donnybrook Co-ordinator.
Other members of the voluntary Steering Committee are: Professor of Dementia, NUI Galway, Matthew Gibb (Treasurer), Director, The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC), Sarah Cosgrave, Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Avril Easton, Advocacy Manager, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI).,
The steering committee is supported by a panel of volunteers, who help out at the Alzheimer Cafe Donnybrook every month. Click here to find us.
For me, the Alzheimer Café is a
I love being involved in the Alzheimer Café Donnybrook. Over the years, there has been a lot of laughter and some tears, as people have swapped stories and advice. I’ve met extraordinary people and learned about the art of caring. It’s rewarding to be involved in a support that brings so much comfort. And then there’s Bridget’s lemon drizzle cake. Reason enough to go to a café evening!Sinéad Grennan
I’ve volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Café- Donnybrook since September 2016 and it’s always a pleasure to attend. It’s a great place to access information and support and to meet with people with similar experiences. Every café evening is different however what them all have is common is a safe and supportive environment, practical information you can use and plenty of tea and cakes. I would definitely recommend coming along if you or someone you know is living with dementia.Clare Anoopa
Thank you to Fr Vincent and his team at the Avila Centre, and the local companies which support us.