How We Can Help

How we can helpIf you think you may have noticed changes in your memory or your loved one’s memory

Do Not Panic
  • Visit your GP- we know this takes great courage to do.
  • Visit or phone The Birches on 042 9351388
  • Email the Birches at
    The Birches will:
    • Listen
    • Offer you support
    • Give you relevant information
    • Advocate on your behalf

Your GP will normally rule out the following:

  • Depression
  • Medication side effects
  • Thyroid disease
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • If required he/she will probably refer you to a Specialist.

Early Diagnosis Of Alxheimer's Is Very Important

  • It provides the best opportunities for treatment, services and supports. The sooner you can start treatment, the more likely you are to have a successful response to the medications that are currently available. This will help you maintain a level of independence longer and to lead an active and normal life for years.
  • Early diagnosis allows you to take part in decisions about care, transportation, living options, financial and legal matters.
  • You can also participate in building the right care team and social support network.
  • Care and support services are available locally and they will make it easier for you and your family to live the best life possible with Alzheimer’s.