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 and may need to be assessed, 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.
This charity provides support services, such as specialised respite options and care at home.
Stirling Council Social Care
Our Social Care team prioritises requests for assessments and reviews from people with dementia.
Stirling Health and Care Village
NHS Forth Valley’s Stirling Health and Care Village provides specialist support for patients with dementia.
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.
Events and activities for people with dementia
Artlink Central runs a range of wellbeing activities for people affected by dementia, including ‘Art of conversation’ sessions in Stirling's Cowane Centre.
Macrobert Arts Centre
The University of Stirling’s Macrobert Arts Centre has an ongoing programme of dementia-friendly events.
This Stirling-based charity supports people with dementia through day clubs, befriending services and friendship groups.
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.
Stirling Carers Centre
Based in the city centre, Stirling Carers Centre provides support and advice for carers.