Dementia support

We work to make Stirling a place where people with dementia are able to live sustainable, independent lives. We do this in partnership with a range of organisations, including:

  • NHS Forth Valley
  • local businesses
  • third sector bodies

If you have concerns about dementia, or you need information and support, the council and its partners can help.

What you can do if you're worried about dementia

If you’re concerned that you or someone you care for might have dementia, you can contact your GP. If you need to register with a local surgery, you can find contacts using the NHS Inform GP practice search.

If you want to have an informal chat with someone about dementia, or get further information, you can contact Alzheimer Scotland.

Support for people with dementia

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with dementia, you can access support from a range of organisations.

Alzheimer Scotland

This charity provides support services, such as specialised respite options and care at home.

Alzheimer Scotland website

Stirling Council Social Care

Our Social Care team prioritises requests for assessments and reviews from people with dementia.

Stirling Council contacts

Stirling Health and Care Village

NHS Forth Valley’s Stirling Health and Care Village provides specialist support for patients with dementia.

Stirling Health and Care Village information on the NHS Forth Valley website

Telecare

Telecare is a monitoring and alarm service that provides vulnerable people with remote support. This service is free to anyone in the Stirling Council area who has dementia.

Stirling Council contacts

Events and activities for people with dementia

Artlink Central

Artlink Central runs a range of wellbeing activities for people affected by dementia, including ‘Art of conversation’ sessions in Stirling's Cowane Centre.

Artlink Central website

Macrobert Arts Centre

The University of Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre has an ongoing programme of dementia-friendly events.

Macrobert Arts Centre website

Town Break

This Stirling-based charity supports people with dementia through day clubs, befriending services and friendship groups.

Town Break website

Support for carers

There are also some specific services you can contact if you care for someone with dementia.

Dementia Services Development Centre

This University of Stirling centre provides information and dementia training for carers.

Dementia Services Development Centre website

Stirling Carers Centre

Based in the city centre, Stirling Carers Centre provides support and advice for carers.

Stirling Carers Centre website