DFC in Hungary

Last week, we attended the 31st Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, held in Budapest, Hungary. Our Operations Director Patrick Gray joined around 850 participants covering all regions of the...
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What makes a community?

In March 2015, we received a funding boost courtesy of Life Changes Trust, as part of their commitment to funding activities that support people with dementia and their carers in Scotland. At the end of...
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Patrick is @HI Voices

This week our Operations Manager, Patrick, is curating the @HI_Voices rotational Twitter account. @HI_Voices provides the opportunity for those living in the Highlands or Islands of Scotland to share...
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New! DFC Top Tips

We are delighted to release our Rural Dementia Top Tips, which provide advice based on our learning over the past three years, on setting up a dementia friendly community initiative. Our top tips were...
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Small steps to fitness

After overindulging at Christmas it’s no surprise that the majority of New Year’s resolution revolve around losing weight or being healthier. Often the goals we set ourselves at the beginning of January...
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A visit to Golspie High School

Yesterday, Patrick delivered our awareness programme to students at Golspie High School, providing them with resources and facts about dementia and describing the reality of life with dementia. Educating...
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What's on at the Helmsdale Hub?
Our vision
For our communities in the Highlands to recognise and embrace the challenges a life with dementia presents to the families affected, enabling them to live life to its full potential.
What we do
1. We work with local services and businesses – starting here in East Sutherland – to help our local communities become friendly and fulfilling places to live for people with dementia and their families.
2. We increase local opportunities for people with dementia so that they can take part in their chosen activities of life for as long as they wish to.
3. We increase empathy and support for dementia carers by developing a shared understanding of the practical and emotional challenges they face.
4. We challenge the myths and stigma associated with dementia which acts as barriers to change.