Dementia Post Diagnostic Support (DPDS) is offered by a dedicated team of experienced staff who can provide information and support to people newly diagnosed with dementia. You will be allocated a named worker who can support you for a minimum of one year following diagnosis.
Your DPDS named worker can help you to access available local services, ensuring a person centred approach is at the heart of service provision. Our aim is for you to be able to face the future as positively and independently as possible.
DPDS is guided by the Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillar model of Dementia Post Diagnostic Support which will assist people diagnosed with dementia to explore the following:
- Understanding your diagnosis and managing symptoms
- Supporting you to stay connected to your community
- Helping you to meet others for peer support
- Helping you to plan for future care
- Supporting you to plan for future decision making
What can I expect from the service?
Individualised support based on what matters most to you
- High quality post-diagnostic support at the right time and at the right level for you.
- Confidence in the people who support you following your diagnosis.
- Support to help you and your carer/family to live as well as you can with your diagnosis.
- We can supply you with a range of information, support and opportunities available in your community.
- You can find out how to make contact with people experiencing with the same sort of challenges you are.
- We can offer you and your family the chance to talk through and make plans for issues that may affect your future.
Additional support organisations
Contact the service on: 01592 643355 Ext 27288