Laren interviewed her Granny because heis involved in raising funds and helping out the Alzheimers society
L - How did you get involved?
G - I got involved because my husband passed away from Alzheimers and there was no support available at that time in Cavan.
L - What did you do first?
G - I started a monthly support group . There was so many people interested that we then formed a branch.
L - What did you do next?
G - We discovered a need for a Day Center . So with the help of funding from the HSE and the use of a building we started a weekly day center .
L -What do you do at the Day Center.
G -The Day Center is a place where people with Alzheimers are looked after by professional carers to allow the people who look after them a few precios hours to do what ever they like .
L - How do people get to the Day Center ?
G -Through Fundrasing and the generosity of the people of Cavan a bus was purchased to bring the people to and from the center .
L- Do you run any other services?
G- Yes, three years ago we started an Alzheimers Cafe every month .
L- What do u do at the cafe ?
G- Realitives and friends can bring their loved ones to a safe and friendly environment where they can chat,enjoy music, and have tea ,coffee,and scones . Thanks to the money we have raised we can now offer two days a week in our Day Center .
L- What did you do with the 220 euro that our school raised ?
G- This money will be used to keep our bus on the road for a whole month .
G- There are 55,000 people in Ireland with Alzheimers and 11 people are diagnosed everyday. So the need for our service is growing .