Ordinarily we provide a day centre service and a number of community groups and activities such as our Every Voice Choir, Drop-In Activity Group and Supper Club all for people with dementia across West Dunbartonshire.
Our Dementia Advisor is usually available to meet with people who are worried about dementia, living with dementia themselves or are supporting someone with dementia and provide information and advice.
We would usually be working across West Dunbartonshire in schools, businesses and workplaces raising awareness of dementia and engaging with local communities to support them to be as supportive and inclusive for people with dementia and their families as possible.
This is just a small snapshot of some of the work we would usually be undertaking.
As we know these are not normal circumstances however Alzheimer Scotland is still here in the following ways, whether you have contacted us before or not:
Our 24hour, freephone Dementia Helpline is still operating on 0808 808 300 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information or someone to talk to.
Even though our staff are working from home you can still contact our Clydebank Dementia Resource Centre to speak with a staff member on 0141 410 5306.
We have moved some of our groups online and are having digital sessions such as carers support groups and quiz sessions – call 0141 410 5306 for more details.
We can get activity packs to people with dementia across West Dunbartonshire if they are looking for ideas of ways to spend their time – call the number above for more information.
Our Dementia Advisor, Deborah Edgar, can still be contacted by anyone looking for information or advice by calling the Resource Centre number above or emailing email@example.com
We are continually adapting to this new way of working and so our Facebook page is very active and a good one to follow for updates on what we are doing - https://www.facebook.com/AlzheimerScotlandWestDunbartonshireDementia/
And finally anyone can visit our website for information and updates at www.alzscot.org