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

Services

Memory walks
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

Table Tennis

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.

Sensory Experiences

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

Arts & Crafts

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

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Click here to check for the latest sessions

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 those living with dementia 

December 2020

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?...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) -

Dementia 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 ... 

News Articles

Coronavirus:

Information for people affected

by dementia 

Alzheimer's Society

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 ...

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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

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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.

http://bit.ly/2T1HQT7

Don’t delay, fill it out today!

National Trust 

announces Dementia

Friendly plans

14th October 2019

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THE NATIONAL Trust's

Hinton Ampner House near Alresford and Mottisfont Abbey near Romsey are just two of 500 historic properties which will undergo a programme to make them Dementia Friendly.

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