With de­men­tia di­ag­noses

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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.

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