A REFURBISHED dementia centre was officially opened last week to help people living with the condition and their families and carers.

Alzheimer Scotland’s newly refurbished centre on Miller Street in Clydebank serves as a community hub supporting and connecting people with dementia and their carers and families. It provides a stimulating and sociable environment and a local place to access information, advice and support.

Alzheimer Scotland chief Henry Simmons, Provost Hendrie, Dementia Resource Centre staff, volunteers and dementia sufferers and their carers celebrated the opening last Wednesday, November 14. Harry Martin, a local carer, said: “The new centre is a nice warm and friendly place with very helpful staff. We all share our experiences with one another. We are like one family.”

The new cafe area hosts an active calendar of group activities for a wide range of interests including a monthly family quiz, supper club, peer support groups, a weekly activity group and a fortnightly reminiscence group.

Chief executive Mr Simmons said: “We are committed to providing the best possible standard of information, activities and support to people with dementia and those who care for them, in the heart of the local community.”