Dementia support

The Midlothian Dementia Service supports people with dementia and their carers from the point of diagnosis.

Members of the team include:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Community Psychiatric Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Alzheimer Scotland Link Workers
  • Support Worker
  • Psychologist

You can also access:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Dietician 
  • Voluntary agencies

If you are having difficulties because of your dementia, the team can help with:

  • Mental health
  • Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
  • Individual care and support needs
  • Carers' needs
  • Management of risk

How to access the service

You need to have a diagnosis of dementia, or care for someone with a diagnosis of dementia. You can contact the team directly using the number below.

I don’t have a diagnosis but I’m having memory problems

If you, or someone you care for, has a memory problem, talk to your GP. If they suspect it is dementia, they will refer you to the service for a full assessment.

Confidentiality

Our staff have professional codes of confidentiality and most of what you tell us during sessions is confidential.

We will share some information with your doctor and others involved in your care. If you are concerned about this, please discuss it with your key worker.

There are some exceptional circumstances where all professionals must share some information with other staff or agencies. This is only if there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or others.

Contact the service

Bonnyrigg Health Clinic
109-111 High Street Bonnyrigg
0131 537 9903

There is an answer machine for when the team are busy or unavailable.

  • Monday - Thursday: 9.00am  5.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Helpful contacts

  • NHS 24 Help Line: 111
  • Adult Social Care: 0131 271 3900
  • Emergency Out of Hours Social Work: 0131 200 2324
  • Voices of Carer Across Lothian (VOCAL): 0131 663 6869
  • EARS Advocacy: 0131 467 2222