Alzheimer Scotland – Midlothian Services

Alzheimer Scotland LogoAlzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. They offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.

Service Description

Alzheimer Scotland aims to offer a range of flexible services designed to meet people’s needs in the Midlothian area. If you are interested in any of the services shown below, or simply need someone to talk to, please get in touch using the details found to the right of this description.

You can also contact your local social work department, your GP or Community Mental Health Team.

Post Diagnostic Support

The Scottish Government has guaranteed that every person newly diagnosed with dementia will be offered a minimum of a year’s support from a named and trained person. In Midlothian, Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers are part of the Psychiatry of Older Age Midlothian team.

They can:

  • help you to understand the illness and manage your symptoms
  • support you to keep up your community connections and make new ones
  • help you to plan for future legal and financial decisions
  • help you to plan for your future support and care needs

*Referrals for this service must be made by a Health or Social Care professional.

Dementia Advisor

Dementia Advisors offers advice and support to people with dementia, their families and friends, as well as being involved in awareness-raising and dementia-friendly activities in the local community. They can also signpost you to other services in the local area.

Carer Support

Carer Project Worker works specifically with carers to offer information, advice and support on all aspects of caring for someone with dementia. Can also signpost you to other services in the local area.

Dementia Groups

There are three Dementia Cafés in Midlothian. They offer a friendly, supportive and stimulating environment for people with dementia and their carers. These take place in Roslin, Penicuik and Dalkeith. The cafés are an opportunity to meet others in similar circumstances for advice, information and support—and to make valuable social connections. D’Cafés are for people with dementia who are able to attend safely on their own or accompanied by a carer. No referral is required.

Date: First and Third Tuesday of the month
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30pm
Location: Cowan Court, Eastfield Road, Penicuik, EH26 8BF

Date: Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month
Time: 12.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Location: Baptist Church Hall, Dalkeith, EH22 1JE

Brain Gym

A 10-week programme which promotes wellbeing maintains skills and supports self-management for people living with dementia. The team sends out invitations to attend to people who have expressed an interest. A further 10 weeks of maintenance sessions will be made available to those complete the initial programme.

Date: Wednesdays (10-week recurring programme)
Time: 10.00 am – 11.30 am
Location: 24 Pendreich Terrace, Bonnyrigg, EH19 2DS

Tea & Blether

A weekly opportunity for people living with dementia to socialise with others in a similar situation. During the session, the team also offer a range of therapeutic activities. Tea & Blether is for people who are able to attend safely on their own or those who can be picked up and dropped off by a carer. Please contact in advance to let us know you would like to attend.

Date: Every Friday
Time: 10.00 am – 11.30 am
Location: 24 Pendreich Terrace, Bonnyrigg, EH19 2DS

Food with Friends
An informal 6 weekly get-together aimed at carers of people with dementia past and present. They meet at a different pub/restaurant/bistro in Midlothian each time, as chosen by those who attend. Please contact us in advance to let us know you would like to attend.
One-off and short term programmes.

Please contact Alzheimer Scotland Midlothian to find out about one-off and short term programmes that run at different points across the year.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • people affected by Alzheimers

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

People with dementia and their carers.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

From person with dementia / alzheimers, carer, GP, social work

Office Hours

Monday – Friday office hours all 9.00 am - 2.00 pm

Service Hours

-Monday – Friday office hours all 9.00 am - 2.00 pm-

Provider's Name: Alzheimer Scotland

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families through advice & support.

Services run by this provider

Office Hours

Monday – Friday office hours all 9.00 am – 2.00 pm

Service Hours

Monday – Friday office hours all 9.00 am – 2.00 pm

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