Dementia Friends goes on tour

With over 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland right now, almost everyone knows someone living dementia, so there has never been a better time to become a Dementia Friend.

To mark World Alzheimer’s Day in September, we want to reach 90,000 Dementia Friends in Scotland: one for every person living with dementia.

What is the Dementia Friends Tour?

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer Scotland initiative that aims to raise awareness about dementia and reduce the stigma. Anybody can become a Scottish Dementia Friend. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.

This September, we’re taking our Dementia Friends sessions on the road to 10 locations across Scotland to make it even easier to become dementia friendly. The Dementia Friends tour will stop at:

South Ayrshire: Troon
Monday 2 September
Troon Town Hall

Dumfries and Galloway: Castle Douglas
Tuesday 3 September
Castle Douglas Community Centre

Scottish Borders: Peebles
Wednesday 4 September
Peebles Community Centre

East Lothian: Longniddry
Thursday 5 September
Longniddry Community Centre

Perth and Kinross: Perth
Friday 6 September
Perth (PKAVS), The Gateway Centre

Aberdeenshire: Fraserburgh
Monday 9 September
Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre

Moray: Elgin
Tuesday 10 September
Elgin Sports and Community Hall

Highland: Ullapool
Wednesday 11 September
Ullapool MacPhail Centre

West Highland: Fort William
Thursday 12 September
Fort William Caol Community Centre

Inverness-shire: Kingussie
Friday 13 September
Kincraig Community Hall

Saturday 21 September
Glasgow Marriott Hotel

What the sessions will include:

  • facts about dementia
  • the difference between different types of dementia
  • how dementia can affect a person
  • learnings on the small changes we can all make to improve the quality of life for a person living with dementia

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