Memory loss and dementia

Advice and help for those living with memory loss or dementia, and their carers.

Keeping yourself occupied can help you to feel better, keep in touch with others and maintain your everyday skills. 

Reminiscence groups (opens in a new window) are held in some libraries and can help you if you like to remember past events and chat with others.

Memory cafes (opens in a new window) provide an opportunity for you, your family and carers to meet with others, ask questions of professionals and learn from the experiences of others.

Arts 4 Dementia (opens in a new window) have details of upcoming arts events and activities across Dorset.

Stepping into Nature (opens in a new window) run various dementia friendly activities across Dorset, including gentle walks and activities in beautiful natural spaces.

Alzheimer's Society (opens in a new window) has advice on exercise and physical activity for those with dementia.

Reading Well books on prescription (opens in a new window) can help you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The books are available to borrow from your local library.

If you are a knitter, why not support Handmade for Dementia (opens in a new window), a Facebook and Twitter group aiming to reduce the number of people with dementia requiring recannulation.  The Alzheimer's Society say: 'People with dementia often find fiddling with material a helpful way to relieve feelings of anxiety. 'Twiddling' can be incorporated into specially-made activity blankets, cushions, aprons, toys, muffs and mitts'.  You can help by making dementia cannula sleeves for your local hospital.

You may find the Alzheimer's Society's regular Dementia Together magazine (opens in a new window) of interest, whether you are living with the condition yourself or care for someone who is, or if you are looking to create a dementia-friendly community.  They also have activity ideas (opens in a new window) to support someone in the later stages of dementia.

Page last updated: 18/08/2021 11:52