Alzheimer's Scotland open new resource in Dingwall

Alzheimer's Scotland open new resource in Dingwall

- 30/06/2015

On Tuesday 30 June Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh, opened the new Alzheimer's Society house in Dingwall.

She said:

'In just a moment it is going to give me the greatest pleasure to open this new resource in Dingwall for Alzheimer’s Scotland, but before I do I hope you will allow a moment to digress.

I suppose that the charity with which I have been associated for the whole of my life is the Red Cross, and this building was of course used by them for many years. I can remember it being opened by Princess Alexandra and then watching it go through a number of manifestations, so it a building to which I have close connections. And now that the Red Cross no longer have a use for it following the opening of their new building in Inverness I am truly delighted to have a reason to be connected with it again.

No one who has not at first hand experienced Alzheimer’s can really understand what it is all about. In my case, my father in law died some three years back from vascular dementia, and the long all consuming decline over years, and the effect that it had on my mother in law, the principal carer, and the wider family, will always be with me. And that is why I so wholeheartedly applaud the provision of this facility which aims to offer relief to the primary carer and understanding love and care to the patient. It will be a true lifeline.'

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