Alzheimer Scotland Mid and East Lothian Update – Wednesday 12th May 2021

Michael Michael Huddleston, Dementia Advisor, Edinburgh & Lothians

I hope you are keeping well and are looking ahead to the further easing of restrictions in Scotland from Monday 17th May. I’m sure it will be very emotional, cathartic change for many of us.

Please see below for this week’s updates:

  • Knowledge is Power (Scotland): The booklet found here was written by people living with dementia, for people living with dementia with the support of DEEP (The UK Network of Dementia Voices) and funded by The Life Changes Trust. It includes a wealth of information and advice useful to people living with dementia and their families/ carers in Scotland
  • Capital Theatres have shared the second episode of their audio play, “When The Sun Meets The Sky”. The first and second episodes, co-produced and performed in by people living with dementia, can be listened to here: https://www.capitaltheatres.com/raise-the-curtain/radio-play
  • Sandra Davidson from Midlothian’s Communities and Lifelong Learning is running a weekly “Midlothian Memories” group on Wednesdays, 1.30-3.00pm. The group will explorewhat it was like to live, work and play in yesteryear Midlothian, looking at topics such as family life, working life, school life, leisure, and differences in life from 1940s to now. If you’re interested in getting involved, please email: CLL@midlothian.gov.uk
  • Midlothian Community Learning and Development (CLD) Plan 2021/24: Work is underway to develop the CLD plan for the next three years. The following survey is an opportunity for existing and prospective adult learners to inform Midlothian CLD about their training and development needs, including the types of course you would be interested in and how you would prefer to access learning: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/25CDQF7

Alzheimer Scotland continue to provide support, information and advice primarily by telephone and video consultation. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns we can support you to address.

Take care

Michael Michael Huddleston
Dementia Advisor  | Edinburgh & Lothians  | 0131 654 1114  | 07831 859490 
Alzheimer Scotland, 3 Edinburgh Road, Dalkeith, EH22 1LA

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