Dementia Groups and Cafes (Alzheimer Scotland)

Alzheimer Scotland provide information and advice to people with dementia, and their carers, family and friends. There are various social and support groups across Edinburgh.  

There is a varied range of social groups that include things like singing groups, art groups and dementia cafes. Dementia cafes are informal places for people with dementia and their carers. They provide a place to get information and to meet up with others in the same situation.

Groups and activities include: 

  • Art in the City – 2nd Thursday of the month, 10.30am -12 pm. Contact for Venue. 
  • Oasis Dementia Cafe or under 65s – last Tuesday of every month from 11am – 2pm, Holyrood Abbey Church, London Road. 
  • Dementia Cafe Edinburgh –  last Thursday of every month from 1pm -3pm. Quaker Meeting Hall. 
  • Cramond Dementia Cafe – Meets Monthly on the first Monday of every month from 1-3 pm. 
  • PALM Cafe, Balerno –  last Tuesday of the month from 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Inverleith Singing group – 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Saint Serf’s Church Hall, 1A Clark Road,  Edinburgh EH5 3NP
  • Craigintinny Singing Group – On the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from from 2-4pm, St Christophers Church Hall, 77-79 Craigintinny Road. 
  • Forget-Me-Notes Singing group –  last Thursday of each month at 7:15 pm, at The Salvation Army Hall in Gorgie Road.
  • Fairmilehead Singing Group – 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Fairmilehead Parish Church Hall, 1a Frogston Road West, Edinburgh, EH10 7AA.

For further details of groups and activities in Edinburgh please see the Alzheimer Scotland website. 

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers
  • Older People
  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Person with Dementia / interest / carer / health professionals

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Community Psychiatric Nurse - Dementia, Care Coordinators,
Social Worker

Contact Info. & Service Address

Venues across Edinburgh - contact for details

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Service Hours

-Saturdays 11.00am to 2.00pm -

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 667 6289
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.alzscot.org

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

Lothian Buses 37, 29, 27, 21

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Alzheimer Scotland

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families through advice & support.   The Edinburgh Branch office is open from 10.00am to 12.00pm, Monday - Friday staffed by volunteers with personal or professional experience of dementia.   Branch Support meetings are held 4 times a year.   Holiday Breaks at Strathyre: there are 4 holidays a year catering for up to 4 couples.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 667 6289
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.alzscot.org

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Service Hours

Saturdays 11.00am to 2.00pm

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