Dementia services available

Dementia post diagnosis support

The service provides 1:1 support for people with a new diagnosis of dementia and their carers. Support will be provided by a named dementia link worker for the minimum of a year. Link working can be provided by Alzheimer Scotland or mental health staff, Services are based in Older Peoples Mental Health teams. Referral to the Post Diagnosis Service can be made through your GP.

Information on providers of dementia services is available.

The Young Onset Dementia Service

The Young Onset Dementia Service works with people who are under the age of 65 with a diagnosis of dementia, living within the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Board Area. The service provides specialist support and rehabilitation for the person with dementia and their family and carers.

You can access this service through your local Community Mental Health Team. Your GP cannot refer you directly to the service.

Other supports

Alzheimer’s Society can advise on some aspects of work and finances, but people with dementia and carers might need specialist advice. This may be available from a disability employment adviser at the local Jobcentre Plus, or from the local Citizens Advice Scotland.