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.
Dementia NI membership is specifically for people with a diagnosis of dementia.
If you're living with a diagnosis of dementia and would like to become a Dementia NI Member, ask your
GP or other health professional to click the button below and complete the referral form on your behalf.
New members require confirmation from Memory/Care services or their
GP/Consultant that the provision offered by Dementia NI will be suitable for
If you live with dementia, you can also self-refer by submitting our contact us form. You'll be asked to provide confirmation of your diagnosis before joining.
Not ready to become a member yet but want to find out more? Call us on 028 96 931 555 or click here to contact us for further information.
To get the most out of our organisation, an individual must:
Referral for Membership applies to:
There are different options to become a member of Dementia NI. A Dementia NI Empowerment Facilitator will discuss these options during initial contact with the individual living 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.