East Dunbartonshire marks World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and East Dunbartonshire Council is raising awareness of the condition through a series of activities and events throughout the area.

Social work Convener, Councillor Michael O’Donnell, is keen to raise awareness of all of the support that is available for those experiencing or caring for someone with dementia.

He said: “We have a well-established Dementia Network in East Dunbartonshire that carries out excellent, innovative work to raise awareness of dementia and provide information and support to those who are concerned about the condition.

“During World Alzheimer’s Month we have a programme of activity from dementia clinics and workshops through to participation in a Connecting Generations Day with the Equality Engagement Group on September 26, which will bring older and younger people together and identify the mutual benefits of these connections.”

Activities taking place throughout World Alzheimer’s Month include - September 1: EDICT Arts Workshops launch; September 11: 6-8.30pm De Café Milngavie at Oakburn Park Day Care Centre, Milngavie; September 16: dementia advisory service launch at the Kirkintilloch Hub; September 18: 6-8.00pm dementia seminar, McGregor House Auditorium, Kirkintilloch; September 26: connecting generations event, including dementia clinic; September 27: 1.30-3pm De Café, KBC, Kirkintilloch.