Dáithí Ó Sé said: “I’m delighted to support Alzheimer’s Tea Day again this year, for a third year running. There’s 1,848 people living with dementia in Kerry today so that’s 1,848 good reasons to get the kettle on. What alarms me is that this number is set to double in the next 20 years. By taking part in this campaign you are helping to raise vital funds and awareness of a condition that is affecting so many of our family, friends and neighbours. What’s important to remember is that money raised locally stays locally, so by getting involved you’ll be supporting your own community”
Alzheimer services in Kerry include day care, home care and Dementia Advisers. For everyone person diagnosed 3 people are directly affected.
Alzheimer’s Tea Day, which is held on Thursday May 3rd, is the Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s (ASI) largest annual fundraising campaign, supported for the third year by Medtronic, a global leader in medical technology.
Since the very first Alzheimer’s Tea Day in 1994 over €8M has been raised to provide essential support to the 34,650 Women and 19,800 Men living with dementia in Ireland today. Every year thousands of people host tea parties in their homes, offices and schools. This year we’re asking you to join them, all funds raised locally stay locally.

There is nothing we Irish love more than sharing a cup of tea with friends and families, where the problems of the day are tackled. With 1 in 2 people in Ireland knowing someone who has been diagnosed with dementia, calling round for a cup of tea is also a great way to bring a little light into the day of someone who may be isolated.
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For more information or to register for Alzheimer’s Tea Day fundraising pack, visit www.teaday.ie or call (01) 207 3800 #timefortea
RTÉ star, Dáithí Ó Sé, enjoyed afternoon tea with Inès Brophy O’Connor, age 5 on board the Vintage Tea Tour Bus in Dublin to mark the launch of Alzheimer’s Tea Day.