There is considerable internet information available on dementia issues, and a growing awareness in local communities. North Berwick, for example, is now a designated 'dementia friendly town', and has recently launched a new club to which Dirleton residents are welcome.
Dementia Friendlly North Berwick joined with the North Berwick Coastal Partnership to become NB! The Club!
late in 2016.
The Club holds regular meetings on the first Tuesday of the month in the Hope Rooms, North Berwick to which everyone is welcome, and in particular a warm welcome to those with dementia.
Alzheimer Scotland is a nationwide organisation and their Edinburgh office can be reached by phone for information covering wider dementia queries.
phone: 0131 654 1114 office hours weekdays 10 - 3
There is also a 24-hour Dementia Helpline Service which is run by volunteers for
phone: 0808 808 3000
Allzheimer Scotland offers the following services for East Lothian:
East Lothian Dementia Link Worker - Sally Purves 07468 708 816
East Lothian Dementia Cafe held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 - 2
in St. Andrew’s Church, High Street, Musselburgh EH21 7EA
(entrance at rear of church in Mill Hill) £4
Referrals to other agencies
Advice and information
Short breaks for carers
is a singing group held on Tuesdays at the Brunton, Musselburgh from 11am - 12.30pm.
For more information ring 0131 669 2888.