Scottish Dementia Awareness Week 2018

Starting tomorrow, 4th June 2018, it is Scottish Dementia Awareness Week 2018.

Alzheimer Scotland has online information about Dementia Awareness Week 2018.

In their blog Let’s Talk About Dementia  you will find out about what the Society is doing online during this week.

The Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP), which is based at University of the West of Scotland (UWS), is running a social media campaign in support of Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th June 2018 with the Twitter hashtag #oneweething.

There will be a stand at the atrium at Dumfries and Galloway Hospital along with other events in the area.

Danestone Community centre in Bridge of Don will be holding events all week.

intu Braehead are having ‘Beer with Buddies’

Trellis Scotland want you to pot up a plant or sow a seed for Dementia Awareness Week.

There will be events in the villages of Juniper Green and Baberton, Currie and Balerno all week.

On Monday, there will be Dementia friends sessions at Paisley and St Johnstone also

 

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Alzheimer Scotland is calling on the people of Oban and Lorn to help make sure nobody faces dementia alone with various events.

On Tuesday, a pop up cafe will be held at Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Resource Centre on King Street, Aberdeen between 10.30am and noon.

On Thursday the Scottish Fisheries Museum is having a Dementia Action Day and in St Andres the Byre Theatre is holding an event.

On Friday, Ballachulish, Kinlocheven, Gelncoe Obich and Duror will be having a Cuppa and Cake fundraiser at Ballachulish Hall from 12-4:30pm and Ayrshire College Kilwinning will be holding an awareness event.

 

The Alzheimer Scotland Annual Conference is on Friday at the EICC, The Exchange, Edinburgh, which is where they’ll “investigate how to close the gap between policy and practice, design a digital strategy that is inclusive of people with dementia, delve into the future of dementia research and much more.”

Friday is also the closing date for Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2018 please nominate.

Some buildings have gone purple in Glasgow

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Police Scotland will be reminding people living in the Highlands and Islands , worried about people with Dementia losing their way,  to download the Purple Alert App

There will be many more events during the week, engaging locally & nationally and you will find a further list of some of the local events here.

 

 

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