Alzheimer Scotland Calls On Dumfries And Galloway To Get Involved In Dementia Awareness Week 

Alzheimer Scotland calls on Dumfries and Galloway to get involved inDementia Awareness Week 

Dementia Awareness Week 2020 is an opportunity to support the 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland and their families and carers. Alzheimer Scotland want to let people know they’re still there and that their priority remains to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

Lockdown has been particularly challenging for many of the people the charity supports and their staff are doing everything they can to make sure local services and structures remain in place to help minimise the impact of this. Alzheimer Scotland want to make sure that people living with dementia in Scotland continue to have access to the support they need and deserve.

Dementia is not on lockdown. Social isolation, loss of networks and disrupted routines will be a huge challenge for those people living with dementia and their carers during this crisis, particularly since they will face restrictions for an extended period of time. Alzheimer Scotland have adapted how they work as a charity to boost their 24/7 Freephone Dementia Helpline capacity and deliver online support groups, digital reminiscence therapy sessions and virtual Dementia Advisor ‘visits’ to ensure that no one is facing this crisis alone.

If you have the chance to get involved in any way, online or in person, please support Dementia Awareness Week by following the conversation on social media (#DementiaAwareness) and reach out to your fellow citizens living with dementia and their carers.

COVID UPDATE

! WE ARE STILL HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!

We appreciate this is a difficult time for everyone and our staff are continuing to offer support by telephone, email or text. We will continue to make sure no body faces dementia alone! Together we can get through this!

Dementia Advisor (Dumfriesshire)
Mandy Cowan
Mobile: 07795 196486
Email: mcowan@alzscot.org

 

Dementia Advisor (Stranraer & Wigtownshire);
Shona Sneddon
Mobile: 07775 548724
Email: ssneddon@alzscot.org

Community Activity Organiser;
Karen Anderson
Mobile: 07534 403148
Email: kanderson@alzscot.org

 

*** DAY CARE ***

Our day care centres are currently closed; however, we continue to maintain contact and give support to the people who would normally attend.

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*** RESOURCE CENTRES: ***
Our resource centres are currently closed.

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*** 24HOUR HELPLINE ***
Freephone: 0808 808 3000
Email: helpline@alzscot.org

 

Get involved with Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week (1-7 June 2020) by:

  • Become a Dementia Friend online at www.alzscot.org/dementiafriends
  • Support our Fair Dementia Care campaign here www.alzscot.org/fairdementiacare
  • Support at this time could make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia and their carers, many of whom are already at crisis point and are relying on Alzheimer Scotland as a lifeline. Help will go a long way to supporting our local frontline services throughout Scotland and for that we are deeply grateful. To support Alzheimer Scotland visit alzscot.org/donate
  • If you have any questions about dementia, or want to find out about support in your area, call Alzheimer Scotland’s 24 Freephone Helpline on 0808 808 3000.

Join the Dementia Awareness Week conversation on Twitter with @alzscot using #DementiaAwareness.