Our day centres and day opportunities services specialise in supporting people with dementia. Our trained staff provide therapeutic activities which help tackle the symptoms of dementia. They help people to maintain their skills so that they can stay independent for as long as possible and feel good about themselves.
Carers also benefit from time to themselves while the person they care for enjoys the day centre or takes part in day opportunities, which are not based in a centre. Some of our day centres also offer sessions in the evenings or at weekends.
Many people who attend day centres have moderate to severe dementia, but some people with mild dementia also enjoy attending. You don't have to have a carer to attend a day centre or benefit from day opportunities.
Our day services offer a wide range of activities and opportunities, including life story work, exercise to music, painting and craft work, musical activities, gardening, baking and discussions. We organise outings based on people's interests – for example theatre, bowling, garden centres or places of interest.
How do I access day services?
In most areas people are referred to our day services by the social work department. Talk to our local manager to find out about what's available near you.
Use the search above to find a service near you. Below is a list of all Alzheimer Scotland's services