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Engaging, fun and stimulating activities and social workshops to improve memory, cognitive function and quality of life for people living with dementia, their carers and family.

 

Live well with dementia is a weekly group run by Age UK Northumberland for people who are living with mild to moderate dementia.

The group offers fun and engaging activities and social workshops designed to improve memory,cognitive function and mood in a safe, supportive, friendly and relaxed environment.

About the group

Groups are kept small (max 8 participants) and meet for 2 hours each week to socialise, chat, enjoy games, activities and a cuppa and a scone.

A typical session

A typical group session might include:

10am Welcome and relaxing activity

10.15am About my life group chat

11am Refreshments

11.15am Music and memories

12 noon Close

  • Ask about our free taster sessions

The group activities have been proven to help improve cognition and quality of life for people living with mild to moderate dementia.

The two-hour sessions are designed to create conversation and engage with members in a fun, supportive and relaxed environment. Themes include 'My Life History' and 'Household Treasures' as well as team quizzes, music, games, crafts and the opportunity to build friendships and enjoy peer support.

Examples of activities

  • Musical Me – musical workshops to sing along, dance and chat about music
  • Arts and crafts - art class / mindfulness colouring / origami sessions
  • Games days - board games / bingo / cards
  • Reminiscence activities - memory boxes
  • Sensory stimulation – floor parachute / ribbons
  • Exercise – chair-based exercises, movement to music
  • Pet therapy – cuppa, chat and a pat

The group takes a person-centred approach andwi ll therefore provide a range of activity options to take part in.

During each session, carers are welcome to use our on-site gym (when attending The Round House session), get together for a coffee or head out. If there are activities that would benefit from a carer present we will let you know in advance.

Support for carers

During the sessions or at any other time, we offer access to our free support services including: information, advice, welfare benefits check and applications, adviocacy, befriending, health and wellbeing and bereavement support, just ask our facilitator.

Is there a cost?

No. Group places are full funded until February 2022 and include refreshments for member and carer. We do ask you get in touch prior to attending your first group session in order to ensure we have spaces. 

What next?

If you would like to know more, please get in touch on 01670 784 800 or send us an email to info@ageuk-northumberland.org.uk.

Links to useful resources

Find out more about our dementia support

To find out more about our dementia support services, please call 01670 784 800 or send us an email and someone will get in touch.