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An opportunity to see and hear Sally Magnusson's experiences as a carer to her mother who lived with dementia.  http://www.writerstories.tv/2014/sally.magnusson-where-memories-go/ 

 Please contact Ann or Laura on 01595 720347 if you have any concerns or queries, voicemail available.

Dementia Resource Centre

66 Burgh Road


Dementia Awareness Week Monday 29th May - Sunday 4th June  2017.  The theme is Friendship, Social Inclusion and Good Solid Community Connections.

'BIG BAND BALL' Saturday 4th June 2017, Sound Hall, Lerwick, our Fundraiser, please come along and have fun.


The groups are for people who are able to attend safely on their own or who are accompanied by someone to support them-there is no provision of direct support for people with dementia at our groups.  Please note, where we do not provide transport ,it is your reponsibility to get to and from this community activity.  Our risk assessment processes endorse this statement.

All our venues have easy access. We advertise a list of events in the Shetland Times and on Shetland News website.

Tea Dance - Baila Room, Sound Hall, Lerwick Tuesday 1st ,14.00-15.30 music by Peter Hutchison, Jimmy Burgess and Maurice Smith.  Come and listen to the music, try a dance or two, Boston 2 Step, St.Bernard's Waltz, Modern Waltz, Palais Glide.  Good exercise, good fun and there's a cup of tea to be had! Dances will resume in April

dates are:

April 4th, May 2rd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3th, November 7th, December 5th.



 'When I Paint I Remember.....' In collaboration with the Museum and Archives and the NHS.  The Learning Room in the Museum and Archives14.00-15.45 Friday  The life- long Learning Officer from the Museum and Archives will show us a painting from the Museum collection and explain its origin and artist.  There is then an opportunity to go into the Museum and look and learn about the placement of the art work in the Museum.  There is an opportunity to paint or draw your own version with the support of Lilian Pedley, Artist.  Alan Murdoch, Dementia Lead Nurse is also present at these sessions giving people an opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have.

This session adopts the style of MoMA, New York's Alzheimer's Project but we look at local artwork.  This activity will resume on the 5th February 2016

planned dates are:

February3rd, March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, December 1st

Sons and Daughters Group, for people who have parents living with dementia home or abroad.   This group generally meets on the first Monday of the month in the evening 19.00-21.00 hours.

Memory Lane Cafe - Baptist Church Hall, Quoys, Lerwick Thursdays 14th January and Thursday 28th January.  Just like going to Sunday Teas in the country!

Dates planned.

February 9th and 23th. March 9th and 23rd, April 6th and 20th, May 4th and 18th, June 1st, 15th and 29th, August 13th and 27th, September 10th and 24th, October 5th and 19th, November 2nd, 16th and 30th, December 14th.

Dus Du Mind?     This is a month Reminiscence Session  held in collaboration with the Museum and Archives and the NHS.

25th January, Up-Helly-aa. 15th February Weddings, bring along your own mementoes. 15th March, Da Wadder, 19th April, Memeories of Shetland Music and Parties,24th May-Kent Faces, 21st June- Crofting, 16th August Regattas, 20th Setember Washday, 18th October, Hobbies, Sports and Pastimes, 22nd November 20th December.

Tea and a blether - Dementia Resource Centre, 66 Burgh Road, Lerwick - , 10.30-12.30.  These sessions are drop-in opportunities to meet with Dementia Nurse Consultants or the Dementia Advisor if seeking advice or just wanting to have chat.  Advertised in the Shetland Times.

Memory Lane Cafe -  North Mainland in the Moorfield Hotel, Brae 10.00-12.00, second Monday of the month.

Memory Lane Cafe - South Mainland. Held on the 3rd Friday of the month unless otherwise advertised.   Overtonlea Daycare Unit.  Soup and sandwiches served along with tea, coffe and homebakes.

Knit and Chat Thursday last Thursday of the month Thursday 25th February 2pm-4.30pm, Upper Cafe, Mareel.  In collaboration with Shetland Arts. Bring your own knitting or knit squares (wool supplied) If you prefer you can sew squares together and the completed blankets are donated to Loving Hands. 

Memory Lane Cafe -  West Mainland.  Last Friday of the month, 11.00-14.00 hours, Methodist Church Walls as guests of the Cafe in the Church


Positive Dementia Group. Meet on the last Monday of the month, Lighthouse Suite, Lerwick Hotel, 15.00-16.30 hours This group meets on the last Monday of the month and is for peope living with dementia to come together and share experiences "through their eyes" in a safe relaxed and supportive environment.

Carers Group, is for partners of people with dementia and offers peer support as well as information and advice from our Dementia Advisor.  3-4.30,Lerwick Hotel.  This group is held at the same time as the Postive Dementia Group in a different area of the hotel.

Everyone welcome.



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