Alzheimer Society Encourages Celebration Of Mothers With Post A Photo Fundraiser

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Alzheimer Society of Ireland Advocacy, Engagement and Participation Officer, Laura Reid and her late mother Nora.

THE Alzheimer Society of Ireland wants members of the public to celebrate strong women in our lives on this Mother’s Day with a difference.

The ASI is asking everyone to celebrate moms by posting a picture of themselves with their mothers and making an online donation in her name to mark this Mother’s Day with a difference on Sunday.

There are over 30,000 women in Ireland living with dementia and countless women assume the enormous responsibility of acting as the primary caregiver for both their children and parents.

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The ASI wants to celebrate them all. While this is a Mother’s Day like no other up and down the country, we want to make sure that it’s a memorable one all the same.

In these extraordinary times members of the public might not even be able to spend Mother’s Day with their own mum for so many different reasons, but people can still think of her and it can still be special.

People can still mark the day by sending pictures with their mothers, telling what they mean to them and tag the ASI using the hashtags #MothersDay2020 #DementiaSupports across their social media channels: on facebook, twitter and Instagram and then make a small donation on The ASI website

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Advocacy, Engagement and Participation Officer, Laura Reid said: “Last Mother’s Day was my first without my wonderful mam, Nora, so I made a donation in her memory to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland as they had been incredible to us on her journey with dementia. This Mother’s Day although you may separated from family, by donating in their name you can give a gift that will make a real difference. It felt nice to do some good that I know would have pleased her. Please donate to make a difference to people living dementia in Ireland during this time.”

Despite the public health emergency, the ASI is still offering as many services — Home Care; Dementia Advisers; National Helpline and Online Family Carer Training – and they need support to keep them running.

The outbreak of Covid-19 may cause additional challenges for older people who may already be vulnerable and particularly those who struggle with health conditions, loneliness, and isolation.

For more information on supports and services during this challenging time, please contact The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline, open six days a week Monday to Friday 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–4pm on 1800 341 341.

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