Life on Zoom: Bringing the world to your screen

    For many of us life has has been very different since March 2020. It’s changed a lot for DFEL too.  It seems very strange that this time last year we had 6 Friendship Groups round the county, we were working with the Memory Rehab Team supporting people with dementia and carers to stay […]

CARERS WEEK 2020: MAKING CARING VISIBLE

    This week is Carers Week. A week to appreciate and say ’ thank you’ to the thousands of unpaid family members and friends who provide help and support every day,  often at great cost to their health and well being. We’ve so much to thank Carers for every year, but this year, unpaid […]

Living and not existing: Finding our new normal

      Hello all, greetings, it seems like a very long time, almost another life, since the last blog and newsletter in March.   Just a few weeks ago, we were  in the early stages of setting up East Lothian’s first Meeting Centre in Musselburgh after a very successful and lively Community Meeting with […]

Corona Virus: Information and Resources

Dear all, as we learn more about the virus, information changes regularly. Please keep an eye out for new information: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NHS24 Do not attend your GP, Health centre or Hospital if you are worried.  Stay at Home and phone your GP or out of hours phone NHS 24 on 111. COVID-19 in Scotland […]

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MUSSELBURGH: WORKSHOP FEBRUARY 2020

  MUSSELBURGH MEETING CENTRE WORKSHOP: FEBRUARY 19th 2020 Musselburgh Health and Well Being Group, part of the Musselburgh Area Partnership, has started a community conversation about dementia and is exploring the possibility of setting up East Lothian’s first Meeting Centre.  To start things off, we invited local people and groups to come together to talk about […]

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY EAST LOTHIAN: WINTER GATHERING 2019

  Hello! We held our Winter Gathering at the end of November.  Gatherings are an opportunity for people affected by dementia to have their voices heard, set priorities and work together to make life better for people affected by dementia.     Over 50 folks got together to look at how we make change happen: People […]

Getting about East Lothian: Transport, Mobility & Information

  The DFEL Winter Gathering on 26th November will be looking at 3 big issues that people with dementia and carers want to see change and improve – information, carers and transport. Transport and getting round East Lothian comes up in almost every group and every conversation. Buses, parking, driving, pavements, trains are all hot […]

DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK JUNE 3-9TH 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 […]