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Dementia services

Dementia services
Caring for someone with dementia is different because of the complex, unpredictable and progressive nature of the illness.

Complex care needs include intimate personal care as the ability for self-care declines, increasing levels of supervision, emotional support, decision-making, behaviour changes, coping with the risks to safety, personality changes and changes within the relationship.

Dementia has a profound emotional and psychological impact on the person with dementia, leading to stress on carers and the need for support in responding appropriately to the person with dementia.

The financial costs of caring may also be greater for carers of people with dementia.

See NHS inform's health article on on dementia or visit Alzheimer Scotland
Call Alzheimer Scotland on 0808 808 3000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dementia services

Alzheimer Scotland provides services across Scotland to help people live as well as possible with dementia.

Whether you want information and advice, personalised support services, or activities in your community, they can help.

Search Alzheimer Scotland's list of services and support

Watch the Care Inspectorate's video called Archie and Heather talk about Dementia.

The information was last updated on: 26th August 2020


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