With dementia diagnoses
often find such as relief. I still find it really amazing when a caller leaves the call much calmer after talking things through, it’s the little things that matter in those moments.”
Ms Sanderson, a former civil servant, is only contracted to provide support two shifts a month but she does more because she enjoys it so much.
She said: “I really love doing it because I know what a difference it made to me when I was at the end of my tether and phoning up the helpline. It tended to be at night phoned up. You don’t want to disturb other folk.”
Alzheimer Scotland has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the service and to raise much needed funds.
Jennifer Hall, Alzheimer Scotland’s Helpline Manager, added: “Earlier this year we celebrated 30 years’ of our unique Dementia Helpline with our team of highly skilled volunteers who are all so dedicated to helping us to make
Isure nobody faces dementia alone. We are there to help provide callers with a voice at the end of the line at any point in the day or night.”
For information and support call the Alzheimer Scotland’s 24-Hour Freephone Helpline on 0808 808 3000.