Dementia in Ireland


Dementia is a general term used to describe cognitive impairment in an individual. The underlying cause of dementia is brain cell death. This may be related to natural ageing, a neurodegenerative disease, stroke, tumour or head injury. Almost 1% of Ireland's population suffers from some sort of Dementia, which is around 38,000 people. At Ireland's current population growth rate this figure is set to increase to 58,000 by 2021 and 104,000 by 2036. In Ireland the most common underlying cause of Dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, which accounts for somewhere between 60-80% of cases.


Vibby Oak Fall Detector.


The Vibby fall detector from TASK is equipped with an emergency call button and an automatic alarm trigger in the event of a heavy fall.

In its development, special attention was paid to the fall detector providing the highest level of comfort so it can be worn permanently on the wrist. Thanks to the waterproof, hypoallergenic plastic, the fall detector can be worn comfortably just like a wristwatch.

There is no need to recharge the internal, replaceable batteries.

Vibby Fall OAK Detector Function Description

Manual Alarm

The emergency call button on the front of the Vibby OAK is identified by a tactile raised dots. By pressing this button in case of emergency, a manual alarm is triggered and transmitted to the Telealarm Carephone.

Automatic Alarm

In addition, a series of sensors and a powerful algorithm ensure that, in the event of a heavy fall, an automatic alarm is triggered and transmitted to the receiving station. To inform the user that a fall has been detected and an alarm will soon be triggered, the fall detector begins to vibrate and flash.

Cancel Alarm

The automatic alarm is cancelled if the user stands up immediately after a fall (first 20 seconds).

Contact Peter Butler on 0860568155 or leave a message in the Comment section below.


Active Intelligent Monitoring

Our Active Intelligent Monitoring (AIM) Fall Detection & Dementia Alarm System provides your loved ones with an effective way to stay independent and safe 24 hours a day.

Every room in the home can be covered. If a person falls the AIM system will trigger a call to our 24/7 CareLink Monitoring Centre in County Meath.

Click on the video link below to watch our YouTube explainer video of how it works.

Active Intelligient Monitoring

For further information contact the office on 018435889 or Peter Butler Area Representative for
TASK Community Care on 0860568155 or leave a message in the comments section.

The Man Down Sensor

The Man Down Sensor is an innovative device that has a built-in tilt device, which detects if the person is in a horizontal position such as lying on the floor.  The Man Down sensor will automatically send an alarm when its position remains unchainged after a set period of time.


See information sheet below.

man down sensor

GPS Tracking

 GPS tracking devices with worldwide coverage, are available with SIM plans from €6/£5 monthly. 

The trackers are accurate and easy to use with TASK's technical support line also there to help, 24-hours a day should you need us. The tracking devices can be used for many purposes, including dementia location tracking, lone worker and child tracking, asset tracking and pet/dog tracking. Some people bring the tracker along with them on family holidays too!

You choose whether to monitor the GPS device (via phone app or web browser) or have us monitor it for you, 24 hours a day. Or you can even opt for both! The GPS location trackers can be purchased directly from our secure online store, or by calling us on 01 8435889 (ROI enquiries/orders) or 02820 360280 (UK enquiries/orders)




Peter Butler  on 0860568155 .




What is Understand Together ?


 Understand Together is a public support, awareness and information campaign led by the HSE, working with the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland and Genio. It aims to inspire people from all sections of society to stand together with the 55,000 Irish people living with dementia.

The campaign seeks to build on the wide range of dementia specific programmes and initiatives already in place around Ireland. It will draw together the people and organisations involved in this work, to join them with wider society, with the health service, with new partners like retail and transport organisations, financial services, and with neighbours and friends, to create a national movement which will help support those living with dementia and their loved ones.

For more information click on the HSE link here


Memory Technology Library Clonmel.

We have supplied  our CareLink and Sensors for the Memory Technology Library which is  connected to our 24hr Monitoring Centre for demonstration purposes .

I can also show the Carelink to family members . 

Peter ButlerClonmel 0860568155