Have your say on Scotland’s next Dementia Strategy!

  If you are living with dementia it can be really hard to get your voices heard. Now’s your chance to come along and have your say. Scotland has a world leading Dementia Strategy and the Scottish Government is consulting on how it can be improved and developed.  They want to hear from people affected […]

Get out and walk!

    The biggest risk factor for dementia is getting older. If we can slow our biological ageing process down then we might also be able to delay dementia and slow its progress. Research shows that there are 3 things we need:   A healthy diet and active life style Staying socially connected Keeping our […]

Luminiscious! Creative Community Events for All!

Everyone needs fun and to get out and about. Community events are an important part of what DFEL is all about, especially the ones that bring everyone together to make friends and get to know each other.  The Annual Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing has provided us with a focus for community gatherings for the last two […]

Out in the community!

      This month is Luminate’s Festival of Creative Ageing. We’re celebrating in East Lothian with a number of events for people across the county – check the events calendar for delights in Musselburgh, North Berwick and Haddington. Not all are open to the public, but please get in touch if you’re interested. Last week residents […]

Dementia Training Event: Report

  Scotland has a world-leading Dementia Strategy. A big part of that is Promoting Excellence, a framework for ensuring we have the  training, skills and knowledge about dementia to ensure that people living with dementia have a good quality of life and can be active and respected members of our community wherever they live or how advanced their […]

The Good Memories Cafe Returns!

Great news! The Haddington  Good Memories Cafe returns after its summer holidays.  The next Cafe is on Friday 25 September 2pm – 4pm.  Hooray! The Cafe ran for the first time last year and has been a great success and we’re all looking forward to its return – it’s been missed!     The cafe runs […]

ELCO Bowling Club Fundraiser for Dementia Friendly Tranent

    The sun shone on Tranent this weekend for the ELCO Annual Charity Sponsored Walk and Family Fun Day. This year the Club was raising funds for Dementia Friendly Tranent. At the current count the total is over £3,000 with sponsorship to come in. A fantastic sum, and every penny will be spent in supporting people in […]

Dementia Friendly Dunbar: Community Event Report

 DEMENTIA FRIENDLY DUNBAR   TALKING ABOUT DEMENTIA – 30th May 2015 Feedback report A small, but growing group of people, who have all been touched by the effects of dementia on our friends, family, clients and work colleagues, were persuaded this year that there was a real need for action to improve supports in Dunbar […]