Dunbar Dementia Network exists to provide both regular and special support to those caring for others who are living with dementia or related conditions.
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Every effort is made to network with the other organisations in the area who can also provide assistance and support so that the charity can become a go-to place for anyone seeking advice on such matters.
We aim to provide support for anyone who is caring for a family member or friend who is living with a diagnosis of a dementia related condition. We meet every Thursday between 2.30 and 3.30 in the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar to provide companionship, fellowship and stimulation. A second Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group started up in October 2019, held Wednesdays, 11 30 – 12 30 in The Bleachingfield Centre. To join, please contact Group Co ordinator, Lorna Bunney (details below)
(The Thursday Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group is currently full – if you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact Lorna Bunney, Group Co-ordinator on 01620 870632)
IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, IT IS WITH MUCH REGRET THAT OUR WEEKLY CARERS GROUP MEETINGS HELD ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY IN THE BLEACHINGFIELD CENTRE, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.
HOWEVER, WE WILL CONTINUE TO CHAT AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER OVER THE TELEPHONE, AND LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING UP AGAIN AS SOON AS WE CAN. FOR ANY ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:
Lorna Bunney, Group Co ordinator on 01620 870632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda Hutton, Education Officer with Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre, held the first of two workshops for Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group members, who were joined for the session by volunteers from North Berwick Day Centre and several other Carers from within the community.
Topics covered included:
: Understanding dementia
: Implications of a diagnosis
: Understanding the impact of the environment
: Addressing communication issues and strategies that can be used to better understand behaviour, which can help in caring and support roles
: Preventing stress and distress
: Managing common symptoms for people living at home
: Preventing crisis situations leading to inappropriate hospital admissions
:Promoting support networks through fellow carers and shared experiences
An excellent session, which attendees found really helpful and informative. A second workshop will be held for our Thursday group on 22 April 2020.
Both groups enjoyed an outing to the National Museum of Scotland, when NMS volunteer Hilary Hall, welcomed us and gave a talk on “Emigration and the Scottish Diaspora”. After lunch we visited several exhibits connected with the topic. A lovely day out!
Our Wednesday group had a fun morning at Fingers & Thumbs, North Berwick when everyone enjoyed painting mugs. After firing, the mugs were distributed at yet another lovely meeting held at The Backlands gardens, Dunbar.