Over 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia - that’s one in six people over 80. We offer community-based support services for people living with dementia and their carers to improve their quality of life.
Some of these services may be impacted by the coronavirus. Contact your local Age UK for advice.
If you are living with dementia...
Age UK can arrange visits to your home to help you to maintain your social contacts and pursue your hobbies and interests. In some areas, trained befrienders can provide regular friendly companionship for people with dementia.
We offer specialised day break services at our day centres for those with a diagnosis of dementia, which also gives carers an opportunity for respite.
Our staff are trained to make sure attendees are as safe and comfortable as possible and take into account individual needs and interests.
Activities at our dementia day centres are designed to be stimulating for the brain in a relaxed environment. There is usually an option to arrange transport to and from the venue.
Most of the other activities and classes run by local Age UKs are suitable for people with dementia, but if you are unsure it’s best to speak to the class organiser before attending.
Some of our classes are specifically for people with dementia to help to improve their mood and memory, such as:
- Singing for the brain
- Dance for dementia
- Art for dementia
- Seated exercise
- Memory cafes
- Trips and outings
If you are a relative or carer of someone with dementia…
Our dementia advisors can support friends and family of those with dementia with information and advice about navigating local services and applying for benefits.
Call our advice line on 0800 678 1602 or speak to your local Age UK to organise an appointment.