Improving the lives of people living with dementia through meaningful activity groups
The Romsey Dementia Action Group is a team of dedicated volunteers who aim to increase awareness of dementia and help to improve the lives of those living with dementia in our local community
Music to unlock memories
Walking is fantastic, not only for exercise but also for stimulation, social engagement & reminiscence. We welcome anyone living with dementia and their caregivers to join us for a walk around Romsey followed by hot drinks & biscuits. Our walks are lead by our trained health walk leaders.
Music is an essential part of reminiscence for people living with memory problems. Music can awaken such strong memories & emotions in all of us. Andrew Knights is a fantastic musician & has such a special way of interacting with attendees. This group is open to anyone living with dementia & caregivers. It is run by the Alzheimer's Society who offer a wide range of information and advice for those who attend also
Arts & Crafts
One key enjoyment in life is remaining active and healthy. This does not stop as we get older, or with a diganosis of memory problems. Our table tennis group vary in abilities but very welcoming of new members.
Each month there will be a different ‘theme’ and the aim is for those living with Dementia to have fun experiencing as many of the senses (sight/sound/smell/taste/feel) as possible, associated with the chosen theme
Who doesn't love making things? This session is run by the Greenbuttercup CIC. They run a wonderfully engaging session for people with dementia and their caregivers to let their artistic side free
Rugby union and dementia – a special report
December 2020 to February 2021
A Guardian series exploring the possible links between rugby union and dementia...
Barbara Windsor: How she inspired dementia sufferers
After her diagnosis with Alzheimer's six years ago, actress Dame Barbara Windsor became a campaigner for those living with dementia. Following the star's death at the age of 83, charities have praised her for helping bring the disease out into the open. So, how did she help others in the UK?...
We know that this is a worrying
time for families looking after
someone with dementia.
There are a few things you can do
to look after yourself,
and the person with dementia,
during this time ...
13 May 2020
Living with dementia at any time
brings everyday challenges for the
person and those around them.
Coronavirus is making daily life
much harder ...
People living with dementia face social isolation, now more than ever
Learn about dementia and the challenges people face so you can support them in your community's response to Coronavirus...
Caring for someone with dementia? Worried that they might go missing?
Hampshire Search and Rescue
7th January 2020
Dementia is one of the biggest categories of missing people we look for.
We launched the Herbert Protocol in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary to make a difference and help if your loved ones go missing.
Completing a simple lifetime survey captures all essential information required to plan a search.
Don’t delay, fill it out today!