Activities and social groups
Remaining active, occupied and engaged with others is important and can support individual and family resilience.
Many interests, hobbies and pastimes that have been enjoyed can continue with support or with adjustments and can include movement and exercise, creative arts, culture and religion.
There may be local initiatives which are specifically for people with dementia, these may include: lunch clubs, memory cafes, peer support groups, day hospital/day treatment centres
- Quick contacts and linksAugust 15 2017Buckinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care Tel: 01296 383204 Alzheimer’s Society Buckinghamshire Tel: 01296 331722 Carers Bucks Tel: 0300 777 2722 NHS Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Aylesbury & District Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 03444 111 444 Buckinghamshire Mind NRS – supplier of disability equipment, mobility aids ...
- Videos on dementiaFilms aimed at BME community These two locally made films form part of ongoing work by NHS Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Groups, together with Buckinghamshire County Council, to reduce stigma of the condition and raise awareness within diverse communities. One film, ‘Living Well ...
- Active Minds – dementia activity resourcesFebruary 15 2016Active Minds produce a suite of activity products to assist people with dementia in leading active, engaging and fulfilling lives - enjoying activities that are meaningful to them.
- The Daily SparkleFebruary 8 2016The Daily Sparkle is a professionally written daily and weekly reminiscence and activity tool supported by the UK's leading care organisations such as the NHS, AgeUK and DementiaUK.
- Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia 2020February 21 2015The Prime Minister recently launched the government’s five year vision for the future of dementia care, support and research, which follows on from the existing Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, launched in March 2012.
- Dementia: A state of the nation report on dementia care and support in EnglandNovember 29 2013This report, published by the Department of Health, sets out what is known about dementia care, support and research. It highlights where improvements are being made and where improvements are needed.
- Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyoneSeptember 3 2013This report, published by the Alzheimer's Society, explores evidence from people with dementia about their experiences of living in their community and the ten key things they would like to see in a dementia-friendly community.
- QS30: Supporting people to live well with dementiaApril 3 2013This quality standard, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), covers the care and support of people with dementia.
- Chesham Activity Group (Alzheimer’s Society)Join the group for 45 minutes of seated exercise followed by light refreshments and time to chat. Last Monday of the month: 1.45 – 4pmChesham Town Hall, High Street, Chesham HP5 1DS, United Kingdom01494 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.alzheimers.org.uk
- Home Library ServiceThis service is for Buckinghamshire residents, who are housebound and unable to visit a library due to age, illness or disability. Carers who are unpaid are also eligible. This service could benefit dementia clients by keeping their mind’s active. The Home Library Service is a free monthly service delivered ...01494 email@example.com://www.buckscc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/access-for-all/home-library-service/
- Age UK BuckinghamshireAge UK Buckinghamshire’s services can support people to live independently and lets families have peace of mind and be confident in their caring role. Services include: Befriending, hairdressing, handyperson, gardening, toenail cutting, benefits advice and general help in the home.145 Meadowcroft, Aylesbury, United Kingdom, HP19 9HH01296 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.ageuk.org.uk/buckinghamshire/
- Bucks Mind Services for Older People – PrestwoodOur clients have either dementia, or other mental health issues which make it difficult to access other services in the community. We offer a variety of activities such as games, quizzes, orientation and reminiscence activities, crafts and physical activities. Both are currently funded by Buckinghamshire ...Prestwood, United Kingdom01494 email@example.com://www.bucksmind.org.uk/services/older-peoples-services-chiltern-south-bucks/
- Bucks Mind Services for Older People – Chesham Park Club in Chesham, and Pippin Club in Prestwood. Our clients have either dementia, or other mental health issues which make it difficult to access other services in the community. We offer a variety of activities such as games, quizzes, orientation and reminiscence activities, crafts ...32 Church Street, Chesham, United Kingdom, HP5 1HU01494 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.bucksmind.org.uk/services/older-peoples-services-chiltern-south-bucks/
- Singing for the BrainSinging for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.service address The Fitzwilliams Centre, Windsor End, Beaconsfield HP9 2JW01494 email@example.com://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20011/find_support_near_you#!/detail/a0z70000000L8AlAAK?lng=-0.7117608999999447&lat=51.60150729999999
- The Reminiscence CollectionRecalling and sharing memories is something most of us do whatever our age. For people with dementia, it can be especially enjoyable and helpful. The Reminiscence Collection includes a wide variety of ‘Memory Boxes’ containing games, puzzles, books and activities for individuals or groups is ...Buckinghamshire County Council, Aylesbury, United Kingdom01296 383966
- Prevention MattersPrevention Matters is a free and friendly advice service linking eligible adults (over 18) in Buckinghamshire to social activities, volunteers and community services. Prevention Matters is delivered by Buckinghamshire County Council through a partnership of organisations, including the NHS, District Councils and a variety of ...Buckinghamshire County Council, Aylesbury, United Kingdom0300 666 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.careadvicebuckinghamshire.org/s4s/WhereILive/Council?pageId=1460&lockLA=True
- Dementia AdventureDementia Adventure is a registered charity dedicated to supporting people with dementia to get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.Unit 11, Old Park Farm, Main Road, Ford End, Essex, CM3 1LN01245 email@example.com http://www.dementiaadventure.co.uk/
- Engage & CreateEngage & Create is a not-for-profit organisation that uses creativity and conversation to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those that care for them.Brighton, UKrachel@engageandcreate.comhttp://www.engageandcreate.com
- ThriveThrive is the leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled people. Thrive run structured programmes of activities for people with dementia which focus on positive reminiscence, re-connecting with others including friends and family and gentle appropriate exercise and cognitive stimulationThe Geoffrey Udall Centre, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 2AT0118 988 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.thrive.org.uk/
- Arts 4 DementiaArts 4 Dementia helps develop activities at arts venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers. The Music Base, King's Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG020 7520 email@example.com://www.arts4dementia.org.uk/
- The Reader OrganisationThe Reader Organisation is a charitable social enterprise working to connect people with literature through shared reading. The older people and dementia work programme uses shared reading to improve quality of life and care for people living with dementia and their carers.Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JB0151 729 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.thereader.org.uk/
- Alzheimer’s SocietyAlzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.43-44 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE0300 222 email@example.com://www.alzheimers.org.uk/