Dumfries Dementia Resource Centre

What we offer
  • Information and advice
  • Care at home service (Dumfries)
  • Home support (private purchase/self-directed support)
  • Day care (Dumfries, Ecclefechan, Thornhill, Stewartry)
  • Carer Liaison Worker – supporting carers whose relative has moved into long term care or who have recently been bereaved
  • Carers' courses
  • Carer support groups (Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Lockerbie)
  • Dementia Lunch Groups
  • Memory groups (Dumfries, Castle Douglas)
  • Musical Minds singing group (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm)
  • Early stage/onset support service (Memory Clinic Link Workers)
  • Self-management courses
  • Football Reminiscence groups
Key staff
  • Regional Manager - Julie Sinclair
  • Service Manager - Paula Cochrane
  • Practice Team Leader - Dot Fairbairn
  • Dementia Advisor - Judi Shaw
  • Project Worker - Lesley Muirhead
  • Carer Liaison Worker - vacant
  • Memory Clinic Link Workers - Caroline Farish & Ruth Jackson (Nithsdale),  Kevin McPherson (Annandale & Eskdale)
  • Administrators - Sandra Sanders, Brian Brown, Julie Mathers
  • Day Care Organisers - Linda Innes, Anne Allison, Dan Goodwin, Jill Rennie, Heather McNeil
  • Community Activities Organiser - Helen Smith
  • Community Post-Diagnostic Workers - Gemma Loughrie
Contact
Address
Dementia Resource Centre, 8 Gordon Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EG
Phone
01387 261303
Email
DumfriesServices@alzscot.org
News

Newsletter

Dumfries and Galloway newsletter April 2014

Dumfries and Galloway newsletter Jan 2014

Dumfries and Galloway newsletter May 2013 (pdf)
Local MP visits Dementia Resource Centre, Dementia Champions, Free Carer Information Sessions, Donations and more …

Memory clinic

Memory clinic link workers are employed by Alzheimer Scotland and are co-located with the Community Mental Health Teams across the region. Their role is to offer advice to people who have been recently diagnosed, or are in the process of being diagnosed, with dementia and to their carers. This service specialises in helping people in the early stages.

We have also secured funding through the Change Fund to provide self-management courses over the next two years for people with dementia and their carers.

This is me – hospital passport

If you are going into hospital and you have memory problems , take your hospital passport with you. ‘This is me’ will help the hospital to help you. It belongs to you and should be returned to you when you are discharged. ‘This is Me’ is a Dumfries and Galloway wide initiative to improve the hospital experience for people with dementia and their carers.

Download This is me - hospital passport (doc)

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