Memory was launched in 2010 to raise funds for Western Alzheimers. The CD features the songs of some of Irelands best loved singer-songwriters including Thom Moore, Charlie McGettigan, Tony Reidy and Finbar Furey.
Western Alzheimers is committed; to work effectively to create awareness of the nature of Alzheimers Disease and its effect on families; To provide In-Home Respite Care; and to provide and maintain homely facilities best suited for the Respite Care and Long Term Care of people suffering from Alzheimers Disease.
1, Thom Moore, "Drumshanbo On Its Own" http://www.harp-thistle.com/thom
2, Davey Arthur, "Sit You Down" from the CD "Celtic Side Saddle" http://www.myspace.com/daveyarthur
3, Tony Reidy, "A Rough Shot Of Lipstick" from the CD "A Rough Shot Of Lipstick" http://www.tonyreidy.net
4, Charlie McGettigan, "I Hope You Like It" from the CD "In Your Old Room" http://www.charliemcgettigan.com
5, Ger Wolfe, "Walk The Long Road" from the CD "She Scattered Crumbs" http://www.gerwolfe.com
6, Finbar Furey, "No Farewells, No Goodbyes" from the CD "No Farewells, No Goodbyes" http://www.finbarfurey.com
7, Éamon Ireland, "Island Girl" from the CD "Our Love Is Gold" http://www.myspace.com/eamonirelands
8, Liam Ó Maonlaí, "Worry Not" from the CD "To Be Touched" http://www.liamomaonlai.ie
9, MacDara Ó Conaola, "It's So Easy" from the CD "The Love Token" http://www.myspace.com/macdaramusic
10, Sean Tyrrell, "The Stolen Child" from the CD "Belladonna" http://www.seantyrrell.com
11, Johnny McEvoy, "Matthew" from the CD "Going To California" http://www.johnnymcevoy.net
Western Alzheimers was founded in 1994 when John Grant C.E.O. saw at first hand the problems facing Carers of Alzheimer Patients in their own homes. Until then the plight of sufferers of Alzheimer’s Disease was unrecognised, they were like outcasts- nowhere to go, no treatment, no facilities- caring for them was a daunting task for families. It was virtually impossible to get private nursing homes prepared to accept Alzheimer Patients. Families had to do everything themselves in isolation and watch their loved one continue on their downhill road.
Awareness was Nil. Information was not easy to get. Fear and stigma was built around Alzheimer’s Disease. To meet the needs John Grant and the committee of Western Alzheimers with the help of Government Funding i.e. FAS, set up the first “In-Home Support Service” covering counties Mayo, Galway and Roscommon. Care workers went into the homes of Alzheimer Patients and gave regular weekly breaks to the Carers.
Pilot Project: Residential Respite Care
In 1996 the Foundation rented a house and set up a Respite Centre giving one week in six respite to families. Having established that the need for Respite was so great the Foundation built a 12 bed Centre in Ballindine Co. Mayo called Marian House. This unit was commissioned in 1999. In 2001 Maryfield Nursing Home, Athenry, Co. Galway was purchased and commissioned. Through constantly working through the newspapers, media, meetings with Government officials, notices to the Medical profession, Western Alzheimers has played a major part in the public’s increased awareness to the special needs of Alzheimer Patients and their Carers.
Western Alzheimer's provides a complete service of care to families affected by Alzheimer's/Dementia in the Western Region of Ireland.
Supporting hundreds of families with a “home from home” philosophy, Western Alzheimer's ensures that people who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease are cared for in a safe and comfortable environment.
The comprehensive service model offers families the choice of care supports and facilities which include, Long Stay Residential Care; Respite Care; Day Care and In-Home Care in the community. Our facilities in Athenry Co. Galway and Ballindine Co. Mayo currently lead the way with further developments planned for Galway and Roscommon in the near future.
Finance is generated through its own fundraising activities, complimented by both State and philanthropic contributions.
Western Alzheimer's Company registered number is 244419 and the registered Charity number is 11416.
The weekly Western Alzheimers Lotto plays a huge part in our fundraising efforts. We are delighted to announce that because of our partnership with Locallotto.ie you can now play our Lotto right here, right now whether you are in Connemara, America, Beijing or anywhere else in the world.
If you’d like to play online please click here, your continued support is much appreciated and we wish you good luck in future draws.
For further information, please contact Western Alzheimers on 094
936 4900, Regional Offices: Galway 091 565 193 / Roscommon
090 66 27816. or visit www.westernalzheimers.ie