Alzheimer Scotland Edinburgh Branch

Alzheimer Scotland provide information and advice to people with dementia, and their carers , family and friends.

Information and Advice

There is a 24 hour Dementia Helpline, which is free and confidential, and you don’t even have to give your name if you prefer not to. Call at any time for a free information pack and for help. Tel  0808 808 3000

The Helpline covers topics such as:

  • understanding treatments
  • how to get help locally
  • maintaining independence
  • financial & legal matters
  • rights & entitlements
  • coping with caring
  • community & long-stay care
  • anything else to do with dementia.

Information is also available by calling or visiting the local office. The Edinburgh Branch Office is open from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday to Thursday.


One to One support

Local advisors provide one to one support, to people with dementia, their partners, families and carers. They also work with local communities. Local dementia advisors can help you find the information, services and support that you need.

Link works offer  support to people who have been newly diagnosed. This includes help to understand your illness, help to keep up your connections with your community, and help planning for the future.


Dementia Cafes, Groups and Activities

There are various groups across the city offer self help and support to both people with dementia and their carers. See the Alzheimer Scotland website for up to date details.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers
  • Other
    • Person with dementia/interest/carer/health professional


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address


139 St Leonard's Street

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday from 10.00am - 12.00pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 667 6289

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    On street parking on nearby streets
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.


Public Transport Information

Lothian Regional Transport Bus Numbers - 30, 14, 33, X48

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

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday from 10.00am – 12.00pm

Service Hours

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm

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