New! Befriending Dementia

Befrienders Highland has launched a new Befriending Dementia service for people with dementia across the Highlands.  The service pairs people with dementia, who are known as ‘friends’, with a fully trained volunteer in a supported telephone friendship. When you sign up, you receive confidential, regular and reliable telephone calls from your volunteers. The aim is to help prevent the... read more

An update from David

Well, what’s happened since the last blog I did? I got a final diagnosis from the neurologist and I have Alzheimer’s. I may have vascular dementia as well, which they think may be caused by the ischemic heart disease that I have, but they’re not 100% sure. I’ve recently had an ECG, which showed a problem with my heart, which they think might be a heart block. This could be caused... read more