The Alzheimer Society of Ireland celebrates Alzheimer’s Memory Walk 2023


World Alzheimer’s Month culminated across Ireland, in the annual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, proudly supported by Payzone, which took place in over 30 locations nationwide on 24 September. There was an incredible turnout at the family-friendly event, with 4,000 walkers - in Ireland and across the globe - coming together to honour, celebrate and help to raise vital funds and awareness for people living with dementia and their family carers. Communities walked in support of families affected by the condition, and to remember those who have passed away after living with dementia. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) staff, local champions, Board, volunteers, advocates, supporters and people living with dementia and their families all came together to support the 64,000 people living with dementia in Ireland and their family carers. Funds raised will support vital services, such as The ASI’s National Helpline, Dementia Advisers, Family Carer Training, Care, and Support Groups. The ASI Memory Walk garnered significant national and local media coverage. Kathleen Farrell, member of The Irish Dementia Working Group, Maeve Montogomery, ASI Dementia Adviser for Louth, Tony McIntyre, member of The Dementia Carers Campaign Network and Memory Walk ambassadors, former Justice Minister Nora Owen and entrepreneur Ellen Kavanagh Jones were interviewed live by Memory Walk Ambassador Martin King on national morning television show, Ireland AM. There’s still time to support Memory Walk - visit Memory