Help with Dementia

We provide support for people affected by dementia, their carers and families:

  • at our respite centre
  • in your own home
  • by community outreach.

Residential respite

Anam Cara is our specialist dementia respite centre based at Stoneyholm Road, Kilbirnie. Accommodating up to 14 guests within single room en-suite accommodation for periods of 1 to 21 nights.

Staffed by trained care practitioners, guests can participate in activities which promote independence, wellbeing, mental stimulation, a sense of purpose or achievement and physical mobility.

Accessing Anam Cara

You can use Anam Cara for respite if you:

  • are aged 60 years or over
  • have a diagnosis, or probable diagnosis of dementia
  • have had a single shared assessment undertaken
  • have a home to return to on completion of the support break

An assessment of need can be requested from your local Health and Social Care Partnership office. Where possible, a carer’s assessment should also be provided. If you are already in receipt of services you should contact your care manager to see if this service would benefit you.

Respite at Anam Cara is subject to a flat rate charge, your care manager will be able to tell you more. Please see our Anam Cara leaflet (PDF, 1.1mb).

Dementia Support Service

The Dementia Support Service provides advice, information and specialist support, at home or in the local community, on a short term basis.

Accessing the Dementia Support Service

Contact us, we can arrange a home visit. There is no charge for dementia support services.

Memory café

Our memory café is an outreach service. You don’t need an appointment, just drop in. You can find out more on the Carena website.

More information

Contact Dementia Support


01294 602720

01505 684371 – Respite Services

Twitter @NAdementia