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Dementia Awareness Week  2019
 
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Dementia Awareness Week 2019
 

Hello! welcome to Dementia Awareness Week 2019!

Life with dementia is tough...There's no cure or magic pill,  but we can all do our bit to make a difference. Everything from raising awareness and understanding about dementia to building friendships and links in our communities can help to change the world.

This year, we're asking people to do 1 thing to make a difference..... And you can start just by reading this short blog.

 

 

Raising awareness and understanding about dementia makes a huge difference to the lives of people with dementia, carers, families and friends. Dementia is the most feared and stigmatised condition in UK. This fuels social isolation, makes dementia symptoms worse and makes life even harder for carers by cutting people off from normal life and friends and undermining confidence.   Understanding dementia helps to reduce stigma.

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Building friendships and community linksis a direct way to help people feel part of the community, to feel valued and included. Often friends can fall away and everyday activities like shopping or going out for a walk can become difficult and anxiety provoking. We can all make our communities, shops and open places feel more friendly with a smile, giving people a bit more time, being kind and patient with each other.  There are also lots of opportunities to get involved in your community. Check our Facebook Pagefor events, groups and activities including Dementia Friendly Communities, groups for people with dementia and carers. friends and family. Or get in touch with DFEL and have a chat.


Changing the world- Over the next few months, we'll be arranging discussions about dementia in different communities.  Keep an eye open for dates, and get in touch if you can help in your community.

Thank you!

Reading this blog is one way you have made a difference.  Please spread the word and encourage others to do their bit too.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Take care

Cheers,

Sue
E mail: Sue@dfel.org.uk
Phone: 07727 883 881 or 01620 895 571
Write: 29, Williamstone Court, North Berwick, EH39 4RQ

LIVING NOT EXISTING!

FRIENDSHIP GROUPS
 

Friendship Groups are free and open to anyone who lives with dementia - carers, family, friends and people with dementia are welcome to any group, any time, just pop in! 
 
HADDINGTON 
1st Tuesday of the month
The Maitlandfield House Hotel  
From 10.30am  - 12 noon
 

 
NORTH BERWICK
1st Tuesday of the month
The Hope Rooms, North Berwick.
From 2pm - 3.30pm
 

 

MUSSELBURGH
2nd Wednesday of the month
The Hollies Centre, Musselburgh
From 2pm - 3.30pm


DUNBAR 
3rd Friday of the month
The Royal MackIntosh Hotel
From 10.30am - 12 noon.


Dunbar Grammar School
Wednesday 1st May 2019
then every Wednesday.
4pm - 7pm


COCKENZIE 
Last Wednesday of the month & mid month
The Willow Room (usually!), Cockenzie House & Gardens.  
10am - 12 noon.


 

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