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
Monday 9 September
Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre
Tuesday 10 September
Elgin Sports and Community Hall
Wednesday 11 September
Ullapool MacPhail Centre
West Highland: Fort William
Thursday 12 September
Fort William Caol Community Centre
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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