If you have a diagnosis of dementia, or care for someone who does, you might find at times you need a little extra help and support. A place you can go to if this is the case is the Alzheimer Scotland Fife Dementia Resource Centre.
The Centre is based in Kirkcaldy at the bus station (just behind Stance 7). The Centre provides a variety of support, information and services for people with dementia and their carers. They aim to maintain skills, interests and a sense of personal identity for people with dementia and to support carers in their caring role. The Centre employs a team of friendly, knowledgeable, experienced and trained staff who are on hand to help. It might be answering a telephone query, to meeting in person, to attending one of their support groups or activity sessions.
The Centre has two Dementia Advisors, Jane and Faye, who can provide information on coping with dementia, planning for the future, and living well dementia, as well as proving advice for families and carers. They also work with communities to make them more dementia friendly.
The Resource Centre can provide a variety of services including:
- Community and home support
- Day care
- Interest groups e.g. music and football
- Day opportunities in West Fife for people with dementia under 65 years
- Information café’s
For further information on any of their services please contact Alzheimer Scotland Resource Centre:
Fife Dementia Resource Centre
(access via Bus Station at Stance 7)
Tel: 01592 204541
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: 9am – 3.30pm
For information and support in NHS Fife please contact Helen Skinner (Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Nurse Consultant) on [email protected]or 01592 643355 x28429