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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.dementiaadventure.co.uk/
- 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 email@example.com://www.thrive.org.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
- Creative Spaces in the communityCreative Spaces in the community is a project run by the Sensory Trust. It uses outdoor environments and nature based activities to help people with dementia and their families to increase/maintain physical and socially active lives in their communities.Eden Project, Bodelva, St. Austell, PL24 2SG01726 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.sensorytrust.org.uk/projects/creative-spaces/index.html
- Sunshine and Showers Ten Pin Bowling groupSunshine and Showers run a Ten Pin Bowling group every other Thursday from 1.30 – 3.30pm for members of the local community living with mental or physical long term health issues. 1-2 Oak Way, Truro, TR1 1DW07507 259 email@example.com://www.sunshineandshowers.co.uk
- Croft Handy tea, dance and sing alongThe Crofy Handy tea, dance and sing along is open to anyone worried about their memory or affected by dementia. It is held Friday mornings from 10.00 - 11.45am at the Croft Handy Village Hall.01209 822 300
- 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.Devon House, 58 St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1LB020 7423 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.alzheimers.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/
- Sensory Trust dementia friendly activity groupsInformation on Sensory Trust's dementia friendly activity groups in Cornwall. 01726 222900 email@example.com
- Bodmin Activity Day ClubBodmin Activity Day Club is a social day that is stimulating fun and gives an opportunity to spend time with others in the same situation.Priory Bungalow, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2AE 01208 77394 / 01752 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.memorymatterssw.co.uk
- Plymouth Activity Day ClubPlymouth Activity Day Club is a social day that is stimulating fun and gives an opportunity to spend time with others in the same situation.Moments Café, 69a New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RJ01752 243333 email@example.com://www.memorymatterssw.co.uk
- Creative Spaces – Sensory TrustCreative activities offers a collection of free activities designed to engage the senses and connect with nature. 01726 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Singalong-A-MemorySingalong-A-Memory group in Penzance. Lansdowne Place, Penzance TR18 4QB, United Kingdom0797 email@example.com
- The Rame Centre, MillbrookAn independent community cooperative working to support residents in Southeast Cornwall.3 West St, Millbrook, Torpoint PL10 1AA, United Kingdom01752 823909
- The Sculpture workshopThe Sculpture Workshop runs sessions for people living with dementia.Wadebridge PL27 6HB, United Kingdom01208 816370http://www.sculptureworkshop.co.uk/contact/
- Side by SideSide by Side is a free service provided by Alzheimer’s Society to help people with dementia stay active and involved in their local community.01872 277963
- Singing for wellbeingSinging for Wellbeing specialises in delivering tailor-made participatory sessions that all have singing, music and wellbeing at their heart.01736 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.singingforwellbeing.co.uk/
- Creative memory activitiesProfessional artists and teachers with experience of working in mental health, with a particular interest in dementia.07967 416072
- Just JeffSpecialising in entertainment for care residential homes, day care centres and memory cafes.07860 email@example.com://www.justjeff.co.uk/