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If you are struggling to find activities for a person with dementia, please see the below recommendations.

 

 

House of Memories

Liverpool Museum

My House of Memories app allows you to explore objects from the past and share memories together. It can be used by anyone, but has been designed for, and with, people living with dementia. www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/house-of-memories/my-house-of-memories-app

 

 

Virtual Museum Tour 

British Museum

Virtual tours of the museum divided by topic from the comfort of your own home. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com

 

Gardening Activities

Thrive

A series of free downloadable worksheets for gardening activities suitable for people with dementia http://dementiagarden.org.uk/resources/project-resources

 

Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigidi

Jigsaw puzzles ranging in difficulty that can be done online at www.jigidi.com

 

Online Colouring

The Colour

Colouring sheets that can be done online - they can even be printed to be shared with friends and family. www.thecolor.com/popularcoloringpages.aspx 

 

Online Games

Trivia Plaza

A range of trivia and games that can be accessed online. www.triviaplaza.com 

 

Seated Exercises

British Gymnastics Foundation

A range of seated exercises that has been specifically designed for people living with dementia. https://britishgymnasticsfoundation.org/lovetomove

 

LISTENING

Activity

The ‘D’ Word

UK Health Radio

The ‘D’ Word is the UK’s only dementia based radio show. Talking to experts and people living with dementia presenter Pete Hill aims to raise the profile of the condition that affects 50 million across the globe. www.ukhealthradio.com/blog/program/the-d-word 

 

Two Cups of Tea

Chris Heath

The host talks to a different guest each week about their life story.

https://play.acast.com/s/twocupsoftea

 

Desert Island Discs

BBC

Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnmr/episodes/downloads 

 

You Must Remember This

Take a step back in time to the golden years of Hollywood – focussing on forgotten or secret stories from this era. www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/ 

 

Online Religious Services

BBC

Different religious services from a number of faiths

www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/category/religionandethics?sort=popular 

 

Audio Books

Calibre Audio

Loaning free audio books via either - streaming, USB or CD - all services are free of charge: www.calibreaudio.org.uk

 

Music Streaming

Playlist for Life

Website specifically designed for people living with dementia. Playlists can be made of most loved and meaningful songs. www.playlistforlife.org.uk

 

Music Memories

BBC

This website is designed to use music to help people reconnect with their most powerful memories. Evidence shows that music can help people - including those living with dementia - to feel and live better. Create a playlist and take part in our survey to help us discover the nation’s favourite music memories. https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk 

 

Information credit to Berkshire West Integrated Care Partnership.