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  • Join the Scottish Dementia Friendly Communities Network!

    Created: 03/03/2023
    News/Events Category: General News

    The Scottish Dementia Friendly Communities Network is funded by the Scottish Government and aims to bring together all the communities in Scotland that are working with, and for, people living with dementia, unpaid carers of people with dementia, and their families and friends. There is an amazing number and variety of dementia communities in Scotland, and the aim is for the Network to be a community in itself – a place for people to learn and share ideas, give and receive support, and ultimately improve the lives of people living with dementia in Scotland.

    Age Scotland manages the membership of the network which is free to join, all that the team asks is your commitment to nine key principles of a dementia-friendly community that were identified by the Life Changes Trust in 2019. These principles, as well as other information, are in this leaflet.

    Monthly meeting

    There will be one 60-minute online Zoom meeting on the last Wednesday of every month (a recording will be made available to anyone who can’t attend), as well as a regular newsletter, e-mail updates, learning opportunities and support for peer mentoring. The first online meeting will be at 10:00 on Wednesday 29 March 2023.

    People with lived experience

    The Network is open to everybody who is interested in dementia-friendly communities, so you are welcome to join the Network even if you are not a formal member of a group.

    It is very important that people living with dementia and unpaid carers are involved in the Network from the very start. If you are living with dementia or a cognitive impairment, or if you are a relative or friend of a person with dementia, please feel welcome to come to the online meetings and be an active and leading part of the community. There will be plenty of opportunities to contribute to the meetings, newsletters and learning events, and to help set the agenda on behalf of the Network members.

    Get in touch

    If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Colm McBriarty - [email protected]

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