ALZHEIMER Scotland’s Glasgow Dementia Resource Centre on the corner of Bridgeton Cross supports people from across the city with the condition.
To have somewhere to turn for assistance, care and advice is a godsend. It’s also a perfect example of the type of resource that money raised from Memory Walks benefits.
Carol Duncan, acting day care organiser, said:“I do exercises with the groups each morning and the wife of one of the men said he couldn’t lift his leg to put his slippers on previously, but now he can.”
She added: “Folk from different backgrounds, who have led such interesting lives, come to the centre.”
Cecilia Pillans, 82, is one.
She met her husband Eddie, a coalman, at the dancing just along the road and went on to have two girls and a boy, and now has six grandkids.
Catherine Maxwell comes from the opposite side of the city, but is no stranger to travelling. She and husband Ray were world travellers and the mum-of-three remains very knowledgeable about the places she’s been.
But Jean Harvey, an 84-year-old gran, puts it best when she says what the centre means to her:
“It makes me really happy when I come here. “I look forward to it and it makes me smile
Memory Walks will take place at locations throughout Scotland next month.
The walks are perfect for all ages and abilities, and give families the chance to come together and pay tribute to someone close to them.
Registration for a Memory Walk is £10 for adults, £5 for 12-16 year-olds and under-12s will walk for free.
Visit memorywalksscotland.org to find out more and to register.
If you are interested in volunteering, more information can be found at memorywalksscotland.org/volunteer or by calling
0131 243 1453
If you have any questions about dementia or the services in your area, call Alzheimer Scotland’s free 24-hour helpline on 0808 808 3000 or email email@example.com