Bearsden dementia centre will lead the way for local dementia support – Jo


Jo opening the Dementia Resource Centre with Henry Simmons (middle).

Jo opening the Dementia Resource Centre with Henry Simmons (middle)

Bearsden’s new Dementia Resource Centre will make a difference to the thousands of local people whose lives are touched by dementia, says Jo Swinson MP.

At the official launch of Alzheimer Scotland’s new Dementia Resource Centre in Bearsden, Jo joined Alzheimer Scotland’s Chief Executive Henry Simmons and local dementia carer Scott Arthur to welcome the new centre.

The new Bearsden Resource Centre is a key part of Alzheimer Scotland’s vision to ensure that dementia sufferers and their families do not feel isolated by offering personal and day care, carer support groups and information.

Commenting, Jo said:

“I was delighted to help launch the new Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource Centre in Bearsden. The centre marks a great improvement in local services for the nearly 2000 local dementia sufferers and their families and carers, many of whom can feel isolated and unsupported when dealing with this devastating illness.

“I hope the new Dementia Resource Centre will lead the way in providing advice, support, and raising awareness of dementia here in East Dunbartonshire.”

Alzheimer Scotland (charity no. SC022315) helps people with Dementia, their carers and families. For more information visit: www.alzscot.org

  1. For advice on Dementia phone the 24 hour national freephone Dementia Helpline on 0808 808 3000

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