Community & Dementia, creating better lives:

Events across Scotland

Between 2018 and 2021, the Life Changes Trust is holding a series of 14 Collaborative Learning Events across Scotland. 

Our first visit was to Inverness in November 2018. 

Our main conference was on the 29th November, but we also held two smaller events: one on the 27th November for people living with dementia and carers and a drop in session to sample local dementia friendly activities on the 28th. For those who could not make it along to the main event on the 29th, we live streamed it on Facebook. 

We plan to hold further events in Aberdeen, Inverness, Orkney, Shetland, the Western Isles, Ayshire & Arran, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley, Borders, Dumfries, Fife, Tayside, Glasgow and Edinburgh/Lothians.

Event 2: Community & Dementia, Creating Better Lives in Grampian

The Life Changes Trust, people with dementia, unpaid carers and stakeholder’s from across the Grampian Region worked collaboratively over a number of months to design this event. We wanted to innovate, inform and inspire those who attend by providing an opportunity to learn from initiatives and evidence from across Grampian. This then supported local areas to think more deeply about how communities can uphold the human rights of people with dementia and unpaid carers. The event took place on the 20th March in Aberdeen. 

Event 3: Community & Dementia, Creating Better Lives in Orkney

Taking place on Thursday 9th May 2019, the event programme consisted of short innovative presentations, an interactive and informative marketplace as well as inspiring engagement sessions where we listened to what matters to people affected by dementia in Orkney, highlighting their priorities and addressing these as a partnership moving forward.  We also hosted a 'Dance 'n' jive' event (which literally rocked!), storytelling sessions and a 'Movie Memories' session, with fantatic support from Age Scotland Orkney.

Event 4: Community & Dementia, Creating Better Lives in the Western Isles

Taking place in Benbecula and Stornoway, our fourth 'Community & Dementia: Creating Better Lives' event took us to the Western Isles from the 16th - 18th September. We heard from local people with dementia and unpaid carers about what matters to them. Our three days included storytelling sessions, a garden party, and a small conference where we showcased local projects, and heard from individuals sharing their experiences as carers or as people living with dementia. 

Event 5: Community & Dementia, Creating Better Lives in Ayrshire and Arran

Hold the dates! Our 'Community & Dementia: Creating Better Lives' conference is coming to Ayrshire and Arran on 28th November. There will also be a variety of other creative community events.  More info coming soon!