Of Gardens and Gardening

  Gardens for many of us are a real joy. I’ve always loved to prepare the soil and plant those tiny seeds that magically grow into flowers and food, and sometimes something you weren’t quite expecting! My love of gardens started with a project in the Brownies and a Grandad who pottered away in his garden and […]

Dementia Friendly Haddington Meets

  Dementia Friendly Haddington met this week and made plans. The organising group pictured above have set their caps at becoming a Dementia Friendly charity! We want to raise awareness of dementia locally and so plan a presence at the Farmers Market in the autumn. We’re  looking for volunteers to help us make jam, knit, […]

D In the Park: Dementia Friendly Musselburgh

  The sun shone on Dementia Friendly Musselburgh at its D in the Park at St Andrew’s High Church on Saturday. It was a day for the community to come along and find out more about dementia and to talk about life in Musselburgh if you have or support someone living with dementia. What is great […]

Dementia Friendly Tranent: Galas, Bunnies and Fun!

  Dementia Friendly Tranent hit the streets during Gala Week.  The Dementia Bunny and friends were out and about raising awareness about dementia and a smile or two along the way. It was a great day and the Dementia Bunny is becoming a well known sight in Tranent.  I wonder if we should ask David at the Fraser […]

Dementia Friendly Haddington sings!

  Dementia Friendly Haddington met on Wednesday, many thanks to Andrena from Market Court for hosting us. Everyone was full of ideas, and it was great to have folk from local sheltered housing and care homes there as they know well what their residents like to do and will help us make sure that older people in […]

Dementia Friendly Dunbar: Community Event

Dementia Friendly Dunbar held its first Community Event on Saturday, a great way to kick off East Lothian’s Dementia Awareness Week.   The organising team have been working for months to make the day a great success and ensure that people across the local community could get it into their diaries. There was a great […]

Celebrating and Supporting Dementia Friendly Communities Across East Lothian

Hello and welcome to our brand new web site dedicated to celebrating and supporting our Dementia Friendly Communities across East Lothian! Living with dementia can be frightening and lonely. Although everyone experiences dementia in a different way, people with dementia can face problems with: remembering things working things out learning new things coping with physical or sensory […]