We know how stressful and disorientating the festive holidays can be for many people living with dementia and their families and carers, with disruption to daily routines and difficulties accessing support, services and assessments for those who require it.
We want to reassure you that Alzheimer Scotland will remain here for you this winter:
Click here to find a list of online festive activities that are running through December and beginning of January. These activities are inclusive and open to all .
24h Freephone Dementia Helpline
Our 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline 0808 808 3000 is there for you day or night, whenever you need us. Our highly skilled team will offer a listening ear and emotional support, provide information and will signpost on to other supports if necessary. You can also contact our Helpline team via email on [email protected]
Our local staff teams are here for you too. If you are not already connected to your local Dementia Resource Centre, call our Helpline number 0808 808 3000 and we will share the name and contact details of your local Dementia Advisor.
The Action on Rights team can support people affected by dementia by providing information, advice and guidance on your rights on a range of complex issues. We work alongside people living with dementia, their families and carers, or any one affected by dementia. You can reach the Action on Rights team by phoning the free 24-hour Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Helpline on 0808 808 3000 or on [email protected].
The Winter Essentials Fund offers £50 grants for families living with dementia, to provide an additional helping hand of support for you over the winter months. This is a little helping hand for you – however that looks.
We know that rising energy costs are a worry for many people. All of our 24 Dementia Resource Centres (DRCs) will be providing extra groups and sessions where possible, providing people with a warm space and company. This might be with additional Tea & Blether sessions or more Coffee Catch Ups where a warm welcome and a hot drink awaits. Remember our Centres are also open when no groups are running so do drop in for a cuppa and a chat.