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.
Intended Client Groups:
- Person with dementia/interest/carer/health professional
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Provider's Address
139 St Leonard's Street
Monday - Thursday from 10.00am - 12.00pm
-Monday - Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm-
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