Where to get help and support if you are caring for someone with dementia
It's natural to worry about your loved ones who may be living with dementia, but it’s important to remember that you're not alone.
Home Instead specialise in the provision of Dementia Care and through our work we have identified great local and national organisation’s and fantastic resources that provide sound advice and support for people caring for someone with dementia.
All these organisation’s offer support within our catchment area of South Lanarkshire.
Alzheimer’s Scotland: www.alzscot.org
Alzheimer’s Society: www.alzheimers.org.uk
Talking Point: Alzheimer's Society's online discussion forum for anyone affected by dementia. forum.alzheimers.org.uk/forum.php
Alzheimer’s Research UK: www.alzheimersresearchuk.org
Age Scotland: www.ageuk.org.uk /scotland
Dementia UK: www.dementiauk.org
Admiral Nurse Services: www.dementiauk.org/how-we-help/admiral-nursing
Dementia Carer: www.dementiacarer.net
Dementia Friends: www.dementiafriends.org.uk
Local Memory Café’s: www.vaslan.org.uk/locator/activity/dementia-support
And of course your Home Instead South Lanarkshire Office where you can find full details of our dementia care services at www.homeinstead.co.uk/southlanarkshire or call us on 01555 666474.
If you are concerned that a loved one may have dementia, it is important to encourage them to go and visit their GP, who will be able to advise you about and help you to seek a diagnosis.
And remember Home Instead South Lanarkshire has partnered with the Dementia Services Development Centre, at Stirling University to train it’s Care Givers in the Best Practice in Dementia Services course, which is City & Guilds accredited.