Are you living with dementia, a carer or family member? This section will provide you with help, support and information available to you.

There is an increasing range of help available to support day to day life for those affected by dementia, including assistance with speech and language, nutrition, adaptations and equipment and specialist occupational therapy services. Information about the full range of services available to support people with dementia and their carers in your area can be obtained by contacting your local Social Work Department and/or GP practice.

Under the Scottish Government’s Post Diagnostic Support Guarantee (this link will take you away from our website), anyone diagnosed with dementia on or after 1 April 2013 is entitled to receive a minimum of a year’s worth of dedicated post-diagnostic support, coordinated by a named link worker. This support is designed to help the individual and their family adjust to the diagnosis, navigate through the services available and plan for future care. You can find out more by contacting your GP or local Community Mental Health Team.

Download Dementia Carer Voices – Support and Information page.

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