Dementia Active is a charity with an established track record in providing social activity groups for people who have a diagnosis of dementia. Dementia is an illness which can isolate people from former friends.
The value of spending time with others who can share this sense of isolation cannot be overestimated:
● We aim to create a sense of community where no one need feel apologetic or uncomfortable about not being able to do those things which in the past would have been straightforward.
● Conversation is encouraged – both socially, particularly when people arrive and over lunch, but also in more structured reminiscence sessions.
● Group activities are opportunities to be playful.
● The benefits overall are raised energy levels and improved cognition.