Dundee opens new dementia centre

Dundee opens new dementia centre

A former GP's office in Dundee has been transformed into a state-of-the-art dementia centre for the people of Tayside.

The site had been derelict for many years before Alzheimer Scotland were given permission to invest £300,000 refurbishing the centre, according to the Aberdeen Press and Journal.

It is hoped that more than 2,200 people living with dementia in the area will be able to benefit from the community resource.

As well as providing support and advice for those living with the condition, their carers and family members can come along to talk to others and receive help and guidance.

"I'm sure the centre is going to become a vital part of the fabric of community support for people in Dundee who have dementia, as well as for their families," Public Health Minister and MSP for Dundee East Shona Robison told the publication at the facility's opening.

According to Alzheimer's Society research, two-thirds of those who develop dementia are women.

Read more about Barchester's dementia care homes