East Dunbartonshire Dementia Network:
East Dunbartonshire Dementia Network (EDDN) is a collection of groups, organisations and members of the community that are committed to improving the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers. Ceartas is the lead partner in this network, which supports people to get the right information and access to the right services when they need it.
The first stop for information is the EDDN website, which was produced in collaboration by all the Dementia Network partners:
- East Dunbartonshire Council.
- East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
- Alzheimer Scotland.
- Carers Link.
This website provides information on all aspects of dementia and is both easy to navigate and free of jargon.
If you’re in the East Dunbartonshire area and are looking for support or advice for you or someone else, we’re here to help. Contact Ceartas here.
In the first instance: if you or someone you know is worried about their memory, you should seek help from your GP.
I am usually apprehensive about contacting organisations in fear of being passed pillar to post. I was delighted when I contacted Ceartas: although I didn’t need advocacy, you talked me through local services that I needed.
Absolutely thrilled with the service. I wish my family all stayed in East Dunbartonshire and could access it!
I can pick up the phone and advocacy support is always there, ready to listen and help me understand things better.
There is always someone there at Ceartas for me, no matter who takes the call.
Even a ten minute chat on the phone made me feel so much better. I was becoming frustrated and annoyed at not getting what I needed from services, but talking to my Advocacy Worker kept me grounded and stopped me from losing the rag with anyone.
Thank you for your prompt and informative reply. It’s appreciated more than you will know.
I didn't know that there was anything I could do about my situation, let alone that I had options. I feel so much better knowing that I can turn to Ceartas for information when I need it.
After waiting months, you got the ball rolling with a number of things and for that I thank you.
When I call Ceartas everyone is always so kind and helpful. They are all a really good group of people.
It’s a really tricky role you’ve had in this case but you’ve done so effectively.
I felt like I was facing a brick wall until I started receiving support and information from Ceartas. The outcome of that has led to a much better relationship with the rest of the family, and now we are all pulling in the same direction.
It's really nice to know that someone is listening to me and taking me seriously. Other people seem to think that my problems are trivial and aren't worth bothering about, but that is not true. My Advocacy Worker helped me to make my point in such a way that I couldn't be ignored, and now things are starting to improve as a result.
I live quite a long distance away from my sister. When she needed to get some more support in place for her dementia, the information about local services and support that you were able to give me was invaluable. I can't thank you enough.
Thanks so much, this is almost a miracle! Can you do anything for Partick Thistle while you’re at it?
Thank you for your support at the last meeting. It’s great having somebody independent in my corner: not sure what I would have done or where I would be otherwise.
Thanks for discussing things and then sending us some information in the post: we have now started the Power of Attorney process.