“Kirrie Connections is a community hub that serves as the base for the Dementia Friendly Kirriemuir Project. The hub is a place where people living with dementia and their carers can get advice, support and form new friendships. We work with a variety of other partners, including Alzheimer Scotland and the Angus Carer’s Centre. The hub is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9:30am- 4pm, and offers sessions ranging from arts and crafts to sporting memories.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help support our activities, and are also looking for people living with dementia and their carers to be directly involved in telling us what they want from the project.
Forebank is a purpose built care home providing nursing and social care within a selection of well-equipped, recently renovated rooms. All our rooms are en-suite and designed for single occupancy. Our home is situated in a quiet residential area of Dundee within easy reach of shops, public transport, and local amenities. Dundee town centre is less than one mile away.
At Forebank, we care for residents who require residential dementia care. Our 12-bed unit is ideal for those with dementia who unfortunately can no longer live at home. Our facility offers multi-tiered care from low-level assistance to one-on-one care. Once residents with dementia enter our residential care unit, helping that person adjust to their new environment is paramount.
Alzheimer Scotland provides services and support across Scotland to help you live as well as possible with dementia. Whether you want information and advice, personalised support services, or activities in your community, we can help.
At the Angus Dementia Resource Centre in Arbroath we aim to provide a central hub for information and support for people affected by dementia throughout Angus.
Carer Groups offer mutual support and sharing of information in a confidential setting.
Details of Carers Groups can be obtained by contacting Angus Services direct.
The Service aims to support the families, relatives and friends of people with dementia at any stage of the illness.
Carers support from Alzheimer Scotland is free and offers advice, information and emotional and practical support through:
· Telephone contact
· Home visits
· Carers Groups
· Information leaflets and books
· Education courses and events
· Information about local services and resources Involvement
Carers tell us they experience feelings of isolation; feelings of loss and grief; insufficient support and insufficient information: Alzheimer Scotland understands.
We also run a number of informal Drop-in groups, throughout Angus, for people with dementia, their families and friends.
All our groups are for people who are able to attend on their own safely or who can bring their own support with them.
Angus Independent Advocacy is an independent organisation working alongside vulnerable people to help them have their voice heard and safeguard their rights. We work with people who are at risk of being unable to safeguard their rights, and who may have:
mental ill health
a learning disability
an acquired brain injury, or
are an older person.