Alzheimer Scotland is delighted to formally launch its new Brain Health & Dementia Resource Centre in Alloa on 1 June 2022. The centre, situated on 2-4 Mill Street, provides support for people living with dementia, their families and carers, and anyone interested in finding out more about brain health. Alzheimer Scotland fundraisers and volunteers worked tirelessly to raise the vital funds to create space, which provides day care and a range of person-centred and therapeutic groups that cater for both the person living with dementia and their carer. 

Anne Boyd, Alzheimer Scotland Practice Team Leader said: 

" It's remarkable the difference being able to meet face to face is having on people we support. The virtual support was a great way to keep connected during the height of the pandemic restrictions, but its incredible to see people's faces light up when we're all together in person, the enjoyment from having energy and rapport is palpable."

Alzheimer Scotland has 22 Dementia Resource Centres across Scotland, however the Alloa Centre is the first to introduce a brain health hub. We know so much more nowadays about what impacts brain health, and we know our risk of developing the diseases which can lead to dementia is driven by many different factors. Some of these things we can't change, such as our family history, but there are many we can, such as areas of lifestyle. The Centre has a drop in facility for people to find out more about reducing risks and getting support. 

Julie Anne Moore, Alzheimer Scotland's Locality Leader said:

"We are delighted to bring our Brain Health & Dementia Resource Centre to Alloa and we are overwhelmed with the warm welcome and support from the local community. We are offering vital support for people living with dementia and their families and carers, as well as our support with risk reduction, all of which is possible due to the generous and kind donations of local people."

To find our more what's on offer at the Alzheimer Scotland Brain Health & Dementia Resource Centre, please contact [email protected] or call 01324 559480.