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Alzheimer Cafe dates

Based in Inverness, the Black Isle or Easter Ross? Then why not attend one of Alzheimer Scotland’s forthcoming Dementia Cafes in your area? These events give you the opportunity to speak to other...
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New! Befriending Dementia

Befrienders Highland has launched a new Befriending Dementia service for people with dementia across the Highlands.  The service pairs people with dementia, who are known as ‘friends’, with a...
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An update from David

Well, what’s happened since the last blog I did? I got a final diagnosis from the neurologist and I have Alzheimer’s. I may have vascular dementia as well, which they think may be caused by...
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DFC hits Lottery Jackpot!

    We’re delighted to say that Dementia Friendly Communities has received a grant of £9975 in the latest round of the Awards for All Scotland scheme.       This will allow...
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On Safari

Up at 6.30am on yesterday 7th January and away with Terry our driver on safari. We stopped after about 2 hours for breakfast and then drove for another hour on dirt tracks to the game reserve at...
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A very warm welcome to A Dementia Voice, a website dedicated to giving people diagnosed with dementia a friendly space to express themselves freely, make new contacts, and tell their own story. It will be based around the blogs - or diaries - of people with dementia. A Dementia Voice is hosted by Dementia Friendly Communities, a new social enterprise based in Sutherland. As our name suggests, we want to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their families, so that they can continue to live actively and happily despite the illness. As your hosts, we'll try to give you all the technical support you need to get your ideas on to these pages, and try to help out with any advice or information you need. But our number one ambition is to stay out of the way! This is your site, and we hope it's going to become a favourite place for people with dementia to come and share their experiences of living with the illness most feared by people over 55 in our country. Many families have said it's this public fear of dementia that gets in the way of continuing to live the way you would like to. Not the illness itself, but the way people react to it. People often fear or shy away from things they don't understand. By letting others know what it's actually like for you to have dementia, you can start taking the mystery out of it, and we believe you can start reducing that public fear and help people realise you're still yourself,
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