DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

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

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  • 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.

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