There are many benefits of becoming a Dementia NI member:

  • Make friendships and gain support from others with a diagnosis, whilst learning more from their personal experiences
  • Discover more about dementia and the condition you are living with
  • Stay actively involved in the local community
  • Get out and about - helping to reduce isolation, loneliness and boredom
  • Gain the opportunity to say how you feel and give your opinion on issues that affect your life
  • Make positive changes in your and other people’s lives who are living with dementia
  • Enjoy life and Dementia NI activities knowing that you will have support and assistance when needed
Dementia NI members

If you wish to join, you can contact Dementia NI yourself; or you could ask a family member, friend or health professional to complete a referral form on your behalf.

Individuals require confirmation from the Memory/Care services or their GP/Consultant that the provision offered by Dementia NI would be suitable for their needs. If you or someone you know lives with a diagnosis of dementia and is interested in becoming a Dementia NI member, please call Dementia NI on 028 96 931 555 or contact us below for further information.

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Supporting someone with dementia

Whilst Dementia NI membership is specifically for people living with a diagnosis of dementia, families and informal carers can also benefit. Dementia NI staff are available to ensure they too are receiving the right support by signposting to relevant services and carer support.

Family and carers of Dementia NI members report that they can relax and make time for themselves when their loved one is partaking in Dementia NI activity, and often observe an improvement in mood following the participation. Family members are also included in some activities and kept up to date with Dementia NI’s work. This has also opened doors and opportunities for family members, and some have built friendships with each other.

For more information visit our Living with Dementia section.

Read Allison's Story

Read Allison's Story

Allison is a member of Dementia NI. She was diagnosed in April 2017. Find out more about Allison's story here.

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