There are approximately 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland.

The experience of the illness is subjective and unique to each individual. Effectively tackling the symptoms of dementia requires a coordinated range of health and social care interventions.

The Scottish Dementia Working Group

What is the Scottish Dementia Working Group?

The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) is a national campaigning and awareness-raising Group whose members all have a diagnosis of dementia. They are the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland.

The SDWG campaigns to improve services for people with dementia and to improve attitudes towards people with dementia, meeting regularly to support each other and to find ways to improve services and attitudes.

Who can become a member?

The Group welcomes anyone living in Scotland who is Glasgow General Meeting Marchdiagnosed with dementia or a related condition. The only requirement is that you would like to meet with other people with dementia to discuss things that really matter to you.

The group currently has well over 100 members across Scotland, holding bi-monthly group meetings in Glasgow and Dundee which are open to all members.

How can I become involved?

Sign up today

If you want to become a member of SDWG, you can sign up by contacting our National Development Officer, Fiona Gordon on: FGordon@alzscot.org or find one on our website.  

Come to a meeting

We have regular general meetings in Glasgow aTravelling with dementiand Dundee for all members and those interested.  Meeting details are available on our website and are sent out to local groups. Come along to hear about our work, meet our members and see what you think!

Some people bring a supporter with them to assist them to attend meetings, such as a family member or paid carer.

Volunteer

Alzheimer Scotland welcomes volunteers to help support the work of the Scottish Dementia Working Group, with flexible opportunities to suit your availability. Volunteer activities can include:

  • Help with group meetings.
  • Helping members prepare presentations and feedback on reports.
  • Supporting members at events.

To become a member of the group, to find out how you can volunteer to support the group or for any information on the group, please contact Fiona Gordon, National Development Officer on: FGordon@alzscot.org

Visit the website of the Scottish Dementia Working Group

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