Alzheimer Scotland

Joining us as Pit Stop Partners for the first time, we are very pleased to welcome Alzheimer Scotland to the Kiltwalk!

About Alzheimer Scotland

#TeamAlzScot are thrilled to be a Pit Stop Partner at the Glasgow Kiltwalk this year and can’t wait to see the thousands of walkers in their tartan pounding the streets for charity!

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia charity in Scotland. They campaign for the rights of people living with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.

Through fundraised income Alzheimer Scotland are able to fund a range of services to help people live well with dementia. Their 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline is there to provide information and support to people with dementia, their carers, families and professionals and is quite often a lifeline when people really need it.

Alzheimer Scotland Kiltwalkers in 2018.

Their 21 Dementia Resource Centres offer friendly, accessible information and support and are a base for their wide range of local activities ranging from Dementia Café’s to music reminiscence group. There really is something for everyone and, whilst many people first enter a Dementia Resource Centre with trepidation, they are places where long-lasting meaningful relationships are built and where people with dementia and their families can be completely honest in a warm, safe environment.

They also have a network of 32 Dementia Advisors who provide information and advice, help identify tailored dementia support and connect people to other local groups and services. As well as this, they help to create a dementia-friendly Scotland by engaging with local communities and influencing policies and services that effect each community.

Alzheimer Scotland are committed to supporting research across Scotland to find new knowledge that could lead to changes in prevention, treatment, policies and care. With your support, they can help improve the lives of people with dementia both now and in the future.

Alzheimer Scotland Sponsored Events Fundraiser, Isabel Quinn said: “We cannot wait to meet you all at our pitstop where we will provide some encouragement, entertainment and treats to help you push through those final few miles!”