Leaving a gift in your will

Including a Gift in your Will means we can still be here for everyone who needs us in the years to come. A legacy of any size will help bring us closer to our shared vision of a world where nobody faces dementia alone.

You’ll help ensure that people living with dementia continue to receive our excellent level of care; through the daily physical and practical support found at our local Dementia Resource Centres, to the 24 hour emotional support from our dedicated Freephone Dementia Helpline.

Including us in your Will is easy

  • Talk to your solicitor about making or reviewing your Will. 
  • Give your solicitor our full charity name and address: Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia, 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ, and give our Scottish Charity No. SC022315.

Don’t have a Will at present?

It is very important that you have a Will, or that you update your existing Will to take into account any changes in circumstance. You can use any solicitor, but we have partnered with McClure Solicitors, who offer this service for free in return for a donation to Alzheimer Scotland. You can contact them via the details below, or find out more by watching their short video.

Freephone: 0800 852 1999
Email: [email protected]


Real stories

Read Alison's story below or click on the button to the right to find out why others have chosen to leave a gift in their Will.

Alison's story
Alison Mackenzie
My mother had vascular dementia for 14 years. My father was her main carer. We were lucky – mum was still mum in terms of personality for most of those 14 years. There were difficult times, of course, especially in the last two years of her life, but lots of fun times and happy memories too. However, the support we received from numerous agencies, including Alzheimer Scotland, was fundamental to ensuring we had positive memories. The support we received was crucial to mum’s care and also to my dad as her main carer for most of the 14 years. I want to do what I can to ensure support continues for others.
I understand research into Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is significantly less than that of cancer and heart disease. Yet dementia is a major illness in older age and a devastating illness. I realise my legacy may not contribute to research, but I hope by leaving a gift locally, it will allow other sources of funding to be directed to research.