Alzheimer Scotland now has 22 Dementia Resource Centres (DRCs) across Scotland with our newest centre in Alloa officially opening on 1 June – the first of our centres to have 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 Brain Health & Dementia Resource Centre in Alloa has a drop in facility for people to find out more about reducing risks and getting support. The first Dementia Resource Centre that we opened was based in Helensburgh, although in a different site to our current Centre there. This paved the way for future Centres in Scotland.
Our Dementia Resource Centres have made such a difference to so many people’s lives.
“My wife looked up the number for the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource Centre and the next day a Dementia Advisor came and spent a bit of time with us. She gave us so much information and told me about the different activities I could get involved with, such as the allotment project or the Every Voice Choir. I don’t have the best voice but going along lifts my mood and my spirits. You know you are among friends.” – Danny