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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dementia AdventureDementia Adventure is a charity dedicated to bringing the benefits of nature based activities and adventures into the lives of more people living with dementia. 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
- 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 Lighthouse CaféA community hub and information point every Thursday from 2 pm – 4 pm at St Nicholas Church, Portishead. Working to become dementia friendly and supported by Crossroads Care.St Nicholas' Church Portishead, Portishead and North Weston, United Kingdom07580 716510 / 01275 848683
- 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/
- Activity GroupFor carers living with a relative with dementia, this group involves those with dementia in activities: skittles, board games, crafts etc whilst their carers meet for mutual support and information sharing. Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.30 – 12.30 at The ...The Lighthouse Café, St Nicholas Church, Portishead,BS20 8EN07580 716510 / 01275 848683
- Active8 – North SomersetA social event for younger people with dementia (under 70) and their carers. We meet every other Wednesday from 11.00am – 2.00pm at various venues across North Somerset. Please contact the office for more details.Badger House Enterprise Centre, Somerset, Oldmixon Crescent, Weston-super-Mare BS24 9AY, United Kingdom01934 414 email@example.com://alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/services.php?serviceCode=26734&branchCode=14567&areaBC=WESW
- Alzheimer’s Society Care2getherThis Lunch Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday 10.30am to 1pm at the Ebdon Arms, Lilac Way, Wick St Lawrence, Weston super Mare, BS22 9WE.Ebdon Arms, Lilac Way, Wick St Lawrence, Weston super Mare, BS22 9WE.01934 414 firstname.lastname@example.org://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/custom_scripts/branch.php?branch=true&branchCode=14567