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Alzheimer Scotland Charity Profile
Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. Our members include carers, relatives, people with dementia, professionals, groups and organisations.
Services we provide :We provide the national Dementia Helpline, this website and local services all over Scotland for people with dementia and their carers. Our local services may include:
day centres providing the chance to socialise and enjoy activities and outings, and giving carers a break (some centres open in the evenings and at weekends too)
home support services providing company and help to maintain skills and independence at home, while the carer is free to go out (sometimes this is also available overnight)
drop-in centres where people with dementia and carers can socialise
support groups for carers and for people with dementia
carer education helping carers learn more about the illness and how to cope
one-to-one support to help people with dementia and their families cope with the illness
welfare rights service
information and advice on a wide range of subjects.
Alzheimer Scotland Volunteer Information
We could not exist without the help of hundreds of volunteers all over Scotland. Each local project needs volunteers for different activities. Working as a volunteer, you might:
work with people with dementia in one of our day centres or drop-ins, helping them enjoy a sociable time, with conversation, activities and outings
offer a particular skill such as art or music
drive or escort people with dementia to and from a day centre
befriend someone with dementia, visiting regularly
become an advocate, helping people with dementia have a voice in how they are supported
work on our 24 hour Dementia Helpline -
help organise an event, from a coffee morning to a gala dinner, to raise funds to support our work
take part in an event, such as a sponsored walk or bungee jump -
help in project or branch offices, for example providing information for carers and people with dementia
offer one-off help, for example to get a big mailing out.
Our volunteers receive training and support, and we pay expenses.
In The News
Pedal power realises £1,200 for charity
323 days ago From Montrose Today
MONTROSE, U K - A ST CYRUS teenager has raised more than =A31000 for charity from his first long-distance cycle run. Brandon Imray (16) cycled the 51 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh in under four hours as part of the Pedal Scotland event to fund-raise for Alzheimer ...