Become a NDCAN member

How to get involved

NDCAN is open to anyone who has experience of caring for someone living with dementia. Members all live in Scotland or care for someone who lives in Scotland. By joining NDCAN you are adding your voice to carers of people with dementia across Scotland to make sure dementia carer issues are heard. You will be part of influencing the future of dementia policy and strategy in Scotland and make things better for the people who come after us. You will also get the opportunity to meet a wide range of people. On a personal level, many members of the group speak about the benefit they’ve felt through contributing in this way.

NDCAN testimonial

I have been so impressed by not only what NDCAN has achieved since its inception, but also the respect we have as an organisation and our impact on policies affecting the carers of people with dementia and those with a diagnosis of dementia.

NDCAN Member

Become a NDCAN member - continued

Membership is free! We can also help with transport and accommodation costs to enable you to attend meetings and get involved although we do ask that members become members of our parent organisation Alzheimer Scotland - also free for carers.

NDCAN focuses on campaigning and awareness raising at a national level. However, there will also be opportunities for you to get involved in campaigning at a local level, for example through working with your local health and social care partnership to ensure carer’s voices are heard.

Meetings give all members a chance to get involved. However, we recognise that not everyone is able to get to meetings but would still like to contribute and show their support for the group. An e-newsletter is produced and sent to all members. This gives all kinds of information, keeps members in touch with what NDCAN are doing and has easy ways for you to get involved.

Contact NDCAN

An Alzheimer Scotland volunteer catches up with a man and a woman at a Dementia Cafe.