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David’s off to Glasgow!

Thanks to the Life Changes Trust, David will be attending the 24th Annual Conference of Alzheimer Europe in Glasgow in October. David received a bursary from the Trust to support his travel and accommodation costs for the conference, where he will be presenting a poster to conference attendees about his recent use of the Ostrich Care GPS tracking device. David said of receiving the bursary: ‘I am thrilled... read more

David trials GPS tracker

In the past two weeks David has begun taking part in a pilot project being run by Dementia Friendly Communities in East Sutherland, Scottish Highlands. Here he tells us how these first two weeks have gone. 29th April 2014 - Received the Ostrich GPS Tracker.  I found the information sheet font and the size difficult to read. The setting up of the tracker was quite simple, you only have to insert the... read more

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 people with dementia and get information and support. Click the picture below for a large image.      ... read more

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 the ischemic heart disease that I have, but they’re not 100% sure. I’ve recently had an ECG, which showed a problem with my heart, which they think might be a heart block. This could be caused... read more

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 us to move into our own office at the Community Centre in Helmsdale, which is fast becoming something of a focal point for social inclusion in East Sutherland.  It will also let us start putting our plans... read more

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