At the end of 2021 we received some funding from the Life Changes Trust to help make Dollar dementia-friendly. We will be working with people with dementia and their carers, other charities, the Dollar Health Centre, social care organisations and businesses to make improvements to our town.
We have employed Morven Cadell as our project officer to take this work forward.
The main activities for the project will be:
- Making the Hive dementia friendly
- Providing awareness raising and training to the local community, businesses, organisations and our own volunteers to help develop a better understanding of the condition and reduce the stigma often attached to it
- Environmental Audits of Dollar to help improve our built environment and streetscapes
- Providing sessions in the Hive for people living with dementia and their carers
We would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved in the project or have ideas. Please contact Morven on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This work is possible due to funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Life Changes Trust is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Information and Resources
Please see below the selection of information and resources we are building up at the Hive – some of the leaflets you are welcome to take away with you to keep, others you can borrow and return. If you are interested, please come along and have a look!
In addition to the leaflets and booklets below, you can also find specific information related to dementia on our new Health and Wellbeing director. Click here to see the comprehensive directory.
📚 Life Changes Trust
📚 Dementia Service Development Centre
📚 NHS Forth Valley
📚 Dementia UK
📚 Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Activities in Dollar
Calling all Dollar knitters are you looking for a project. As part of our Dementia Friendly Dollar plan help us create a resource of Twiddlemuffs which are designed for those living with Dementia to help keep hands active and busy. We would donate these to individuals and centres that care for people with a diagnosis of dementia.