ALZHEIMER Scotland will hold an open day at its Helensburgh facility this week as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

Members of the public are invited along to the Dementia Resource Centre on West Princes Street to learn more about the support on offer to people living with the illness.

The open day on Wednesday, June 5 will be the perfect chance to drop in and find out more about how you can get involved with supporting the charity and research.

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Anne-Marie King, who works as a dementia advisor for Alzheimer Scotland in Helensburgh, said: “I’m looking forward to holding our open day to mark Scotland’s dementia awareness week, to raise awareness about how we are helping to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their families across Helensburgh and Lomond and raising awareness of the importance of more people getting involved in dementia research.

“We’d love locals to join us for a cup of tea and a blether.

"By working together, we can help make our community a dementia-friendly place where people can continue to create new friendships and continue to live in the community and feel valued and supported to live with their illness.”

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Call in at the centre any time between 10am and 4pm for an opportunity to meet staff and volunteers and discover some of the activities available.

There are estimated to be more than 90,000 people with dementia in Scotland and the Helensburgh centre regularly holds dog days, football memories and creative writing sessions for people with the illness.

A number of activities and events will take place throughout the week at the Helensburgh centre. For more information visit @HelensburghDementiaResourceCentre on Facebook or, or call the centre on 01436 678050.