The event at Bathgate Partnership Centre was a great success as people came together for a cup of tea and blether all in order to share information on what we can all do to support friends, family and people in our communities who are living with dementia.
Dementia Awareness Week takes place every June in Scotland. This year, the key theme focused on dementia research and local support.
The council's Advice Shop offer a targeted service for anyone living in West Lothian who has dementia, along with their families and carers. The staff have all been trained in dementia awareness and the Bathgate Partnership Centre is a dementia friendly building. For those who cannot come to Bathgate, there are appointments and drop in sessions offered throughout West Lothian and where required a home visit can be arranged. The service will help customers to access a wide range of other types of support.
Additional information can be found elsewhere on the council Older People, Dementia and Other Long Term Conditions.