A wide range of free activities and information sessions have been organised across Midlothian as part of Scottish Dementia Awareness Week, which takes place from 18-24 June.
All events have been organised by our Dementia Demonstrator Project team, in partnership with Midlothian Libraries and Alzheimer Scotland. Midlothian is a demonstrator site for implementation of the Scottish Dementia Strategy.
Alison White, our Head of Adult and Community Care, said: "The week's activities are designed to raise awareness of the significant impact of dementia on people who live with dementia, their carers and their family members. All our events are free and everyone is welcome."
- On Monday 18 June, there will be a demonstration of the latest Telecare equipment taking place at Penicuik Library from 10am to 12 noon, and at Dalkeith Library from 2-4pm.
- On Tuesday 19 June, treat yourself to a trip down memory lane, with a free event looking at memories of Scotland's rich footballing heritage. This event takes place at Loanhead Miners' Welfare Club from 10-11.30am and at Newtongrange Library from 3-4.30pm.
- On Wednesday 20 June and Thursday 21 June, acclaimed local writer Tom Murray will host a free writers workshop offering advice on how to write your own memoirs. The workshops will take place at Dalkeith Library from 2-4pm on 20 June and at Penicuik Library from 2-4pm on 21 June.
- On Thursday 21 June and Friday 22 June, Bonnyrigg Library are hosting a special 'Singing for the Brain' event and are inviting everyone to come and sing along - this event takes place from 10am-12 noon.
All activities are free of charge and no booking is required - just turn up on the day.
Events will also be taking place all across Scotland to mark Scottish Dementia Awareness Week, with further information available from Alzheimer Scotland's website at http://www.dementiascotland.org/