Ahead of Dementia Awareness Week, which will be held next month, the charity has launched its Tea & Blether campaign.
Communities across Scotland are encouraged to host a coffee morning-style event in a bid to raise funds and awareness of dementia.
And the idea is simple – just pick a date, a location and gather up some friendly faces to have a chat over a cuppa - and a slice or two of your favourite cake.
Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Resource Centres will also run their own events to coincide with those happening across the country.
All the money raised by the campaign will stay in Scotland as the charity strives to “ensure nobody faces dementia alone”.Kirsty Stewart,
lead for stakeholder engagement, said: "Alzheimer Scotland is delighted to launch Tea & Blether as a new national fundraising campaign.
“Some of our local teams across Scotland have been delivering Tea & Blether-style coffee mornings for quite a few years and we know our supporters enjoy taking part in this style of event.
The successful ingredient is, of course, connection, and we hope that by talking about dementia, we are able to help raise awareness, reduce stigma and bring communities together to support people with dementia and their carers.
“Every penny raised for Alzheimer Scotland stays in Scotland and, as a charity, we are continually amazed and grateful for our supporters’ efforts to, ultimately, help us ensure nobody faces dementia alone.”
To get started, first register online for free at blether.alzscot.org to get your fundraising pack that ensures you’ll host a Tea & Blether worth talking about.
Participants are invited to host their Tea & Blether coffee morning during Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from Monday, May 30 to Sunday, June 5. However, anyone wishing to enjoy their Tea & Blether another time, Alzheimer Scotland is inviting them to arrange their own event on a another date of their choosing in June.
Whenever you decide to host your Tea & Blether and wherever it takes place, getting together to chat is great for everyone.