Dementia lifelines for Kilsyth and Cumbernauld

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A weekly club to help dementia patients is up and running in Kilsyth and hopes to attract more members next Wednesday (March 15)

The club which runs from 1pm to 4pm at St Patrick’s church Hall was set up by a band of volunteers from the church who followed pointers from Alzheimer Scotland’s Lorna Hart-Thomson.

And Mrs Hart-Thomson has expressed a willingness to work with other volunteers to set up a dementia group in Cumbernauld or other parts of the area we cover.

She said: “If any readers want to get involved in making their own community more dementia-friendly, please contact me at the Lanarkshire Dementia Resource Centre by calling 01698 539790.”

“You can also get help and support from our freephone 24-hour helpline on 0808 808 3000,”