Edinburgh Service

What we offer

This Service is for individuals who have a diagnosis of dementia, their families and carers. We offer:

  • Information and advice
  • Community and home support
  • Carer support and education
  • Monthly 'Oasis' social club for carers and younger people with dementia
  • Day opportunities for younger people in early, middle and late stages of dementia.
  • Befriending for people of all ages
  • Post-diagnostic support for those newly diagnosed with Dementia
  • Community Activities
  • Support local groups, organisations and communities to become more dementia friendly 

Post-diagnostic support

If you have recently received a diagnosis of dementia, the Scottish Government has given you a guarantee of support for at least a year from a named and trained person, called a Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker (or similar title).

This means supporting you in adjusting to a diagnosis and its likely impact - both emotionally and practically; and helping you plan for the future and work through the key issues and supports available.  This should help you live well with dementia in your own home and local community for as long as possible.

For further information about the Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker Service, please get in touch with our office on 0131 551 9350; EdinburghServices@Alzscot.org

Getting Help

Anyone can contact the service:

  • People with dementia
  • Carers, partners and family members
  • Statutory agencies
  • Voluntary agencies

 

 

 

Key staff
  • Locality Resource Coordinator - Lisa Moodie
  • Administrator – Debbie Rae
  • Practice Team Leader – Paula Frame
  • Dementia Advisor - Elizabeth Campbell
  • Day Club Organiser -   Lesley Jaap
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator - Iza Marchlewska
  • Link Worker Manager - Eleanor Happs
  • Dementia Link Workers – Rowan Robinson, Mary Hadden, Elise Grant, Emma MacLellan, Clare Anderson, Ann Pooley & Catriona Chapman
Contact
Address
The Prentice Centre, 1 Granton Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 4GA
Phone
0131 551 9350
Email
EdinburghServices@Alzscot.org
Call now on 0131 551 9350
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