Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland provide information and advice to people with dementia, and their carers, family and friends.

 

Information and Advice

There is a 24 hour Dementia Helpline, which is free and confidential, and you don’t even have to give your name if you prefer not to. Call at any time for a free information pack and for help or advice. Tel 0808 808 3000

 

Dementia Advisors

Local advisors support people with dementia, their partners, families and carers. They also work with local communities. Your local Dementia Advisor can:

  • provide information and advice
  • help you find the dementia support that you need
  • connect you to local groups and services
  • help your local community be more dementia-friendly
  • help you influence the policies and services that affect you.

The West Lothian Dementia advisor is Mary McKenzie, contact 01506 533 114, 07786 406 668 or email mmckenzie@alzscot.org

There is also a link worker in West Lothian, who provides post diagnostic support. This includes:

  • Help to understand the illness and manage your symptoms
  • Support to keep up your community connections and make new ones
  • Peer support – the chance to meet other people with dementia and their carers and family
  • Help to plan for future decision making
  • Help to plan for your future support

The Link worker is Julia MacKenzie, 01506 533 109 or Mobile 07765 393 933, email JMackenzie@alzscot.org

 

Day Support

The West Lothian Day Club enables people to relax and enjoy a wide range of activities. It is held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each Month
Contact Alan Midwinter on 0131 551 9350 for further information or email LeossProject@alzscot.org

 

Dementia Cafes and Groups

There are various groups across West Lothian offer self help and support to both people with dementia and their carers. See this page for a list of the groups and cafes.

 

Contact Details

Address: 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh
Post Code:  EH3 7RN
Telephone Number: 0131 243 1453
Email Address: info@alzscot.org
Web Site: www.alzscot.org

 

Hours

Monday  9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday  9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday  9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday  9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday  9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday  Closed
Sunday  Closed

 

Eligibility and Referral