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

Conference, Thursday 9th May 2019

The Programme

  • The event programme will consist of short innovative presentations, an interactive and informative marketplace as well as inspiring engagement sessions where we listen to what matters to people affected by dementia in Orkney, highlighting their priorities and addressing these as a partnership moving forward.

Who should attend

People living with dementia, unpaid carers, health and social care staff, the voluntary and independant sector, planning and policy officers.

How can I register for this event?

You can register on our eventbrite page, which also contains more information about dates, timings and the venue.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call Anne Miller on 0141 212 9615 or email

We also have two smaller events on the 7th and 8th of May, as below.  If you are interested in either of these, contact Arlene Crocket:

Here is the full lowdown:

Once again, for those who are not able to make it along to the main event on the 9th May, we will be live streaming it on the Life Changes Trust Facebook page.