Alzheimer Scotland (Midlothian)

Charity registered in Scotland SC022315

To provide services, information, advice and support for people with Dementia and their carers who reside in Midlothian.


Current opportunities

Do you have 3-5 hours a month to spare to do something special to help people living with dementia and their carers? We are recruiting for volunteers to support our Dementia Cafes in Dalkeith and Penicuik. As a Dementia Café volunteer you can help make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia and their carers in the following ways: • Engage people with dementia and their carers, developing positive, stimulating relationships that help reduce social isolation and promote physical and mental wellbeing • Work alongside our Community Activities Organiser to deliver 1:1 and small group therapeutic interventions to people with dementia No experience is necessary as full training and support will be given.

Do you have 3-5 hours a month to spare to do something special to help people living with dementia and their carers? We are recruiting for volunteers to support our Dementia Cafes in Dalkeith and Penicuik. As a Dementia Café volunteer you can help make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia and their carers in the following ways: • Engage people with dementia and their carers, developing positive, stimulating relationships that help reduce social isolation and promote physical and mental wellbeing • Work alongside our Community Activities Organiser to deliver 1:1 and small group therapeutic interventions to people with dementia No experience is necessary as full training and support will be given.

Would you like to use your skills and experiences to do something special to help people living with dementia and their carers? As a befriender you can help make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia and their carers in the following ways: • Develop positive relationships with people with dementia and their carers • Reduce social isolation and promote physical and mental wellbeing • Boost people’s confidence and self esteem • Motivate people to maintain existing or take up new hobbies and interests • Help people keep in touch with people and places in their local community • Support people who are less able to get out and about by providing companionship at home No experience is necessary as full training and support will be given. Befrienders are not expected to support people with complex needs unless to accompany a staff member for specific situations.

“Stories We Tell” is a new, innovative 8 week programme that aims to support people living with dementia to harness their creative potential, find their voice, and to build their confidence and self-esteem. We are looking for a confident, creative individual to work alongside a professional storyteller and our local Dementia Advisor to support up to 8 people with early stage dementia to tell their stories – both biographical and fantastical – using a variety of creative stimuli. No experience is necessary as full training and support will be given.