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Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects how the brain works and in particular the ability to remember, think and reason. Dementia is predominantly a condition that affects older people, although it can affect younger people too.

Key topics

  • About Dementia

    In Northern Ireland approximately 19,000 people are living with dementia, a number projected to rise to almost 60,000 by 2051.
  • Help and support

    Caring is a very demanding job, so if you care for someone with dementia it is important you know where you can go for help and support.

Age NI dementia services

  • My Life My Way

    'My life My Way' is a new project providing support to older people with dementia and their carers in the Belfast and Northern Trust areas.
  • Responding to music

    Age NI offers a music programme to older people living with dementia who attend day centres or live in residential homes.
  • Meadowbank Residential Home

    Meadowbank Residential Home, owned and managed by Age NI, provides excellent care for older people with Dementia.
  • Domiciliary care

    Age NI's specialist dementia service located in Twin Spires, Belfast which provides care to older people who wish to remain in their own home.
  • Day Centre Care

    Age NI runs a number of day centres for older people with dementia.


  • Information & Support Volunteers

    We need more volunteers who will provide support to older people with dementia and their carers.
  • Volunteer Robert Ferguson

    'My wife, Olive lived with vascular dementia and I cared for her for many years until she passed away in 2013.'
  • Volunteer Des Donnelly

    'When you volunteer, you don't just give back, you get back too in so many ways. It's a truly fulfilling experience.'
  • Volunteer John Nelson

    John was inspired to be a My Life My Way volunteer, having supported his dad for many years to deal with dementia.

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