Link Worker

link worker

Ashley, Link Worker

The Scottish Government guarantees that every person newly diagnosed with dementia will be offered a minimum of a year’s support from a named and trained person. In many areas, this support will come from an Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Link Worker.


Your Link Worker will support you in adjusting to your diagnosis and its likely impact, both emotionally and practically. They will help you plan for the future and work through key issues and supports available. This should help you to live well with dementia in your home and local community for as long as possible.


You may be referred directly to your Link Worker by the professional who gave you the diagnosis or you can ask your GP.


This support may also be delivered by a Dementia Outreach Nurse.



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