Support & Ideas While You’re at Home

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We want to reassure you that if you’re living with dementia, or supporting someone who is, there is support and guidance available to you.

We are working to make sure you have access to services and information you might find helpful at this time. We will be updating this page with information to help you as we get it.

Talk to Someone

Alzheimers Society Dementia Connect – Call 0333 150 3456

Dementia UK – Speak with an Admiral Nurse – Call 0800 888 6678

Support, Advice & Guidance

Dementia Adventure – Free, Online Dementia Support Sessions

Dementia UK Coronavirus Q&A 

Carers UK Wellbeing Advice

Tide Carers Facebook Group for Carers

Connect to Nature / Get Outdoors

Research shows that connecting to nature and getting outdoors improves wellbeing and can slow down decline in dementia symptoms. Here’s some ideas for you, but you might want to come up with some of your own.

  • Sit by an open window and feel the fresh air on your skin
  • Take your cuppa into the garden
  • Do some gardening
  • Bring a plant or flowers from your garden indoors so you can enjoy them
  • Sit outside and think about what you can see, smell, hear and feel
  • Make a bird feeder and watch the birds flock to your garden
  • Collect some items from your garden and arrange them into a picture
  • Collect some stones from your garden and paint them
  • Make a garden rainbow, looking for items of every colour of the rainbow
  • Walk around your garden  – observing different textures and insects
  • Stand by your door and breathe deeply for a few minutes and feel yourself relax

Things to Do at Home

Carers UK Keeping Active & Well at Home

Action for Family Carers Chatter Pack

Keep Active at Home with Essex Active

BBC Reminiscence Archive

Purchase Games and Puzzles for Cognitive Stimulation

Live Stream the great outdoors adventure – Wind in the Willows

If you have any questions about the support available please contact us

Dementia Adventure Coronavirus Statement

Can You Help Us?

This support we offer people living with dementia and their friends and family is only made possible because of the fundraising and donations  we receive from people like you. If you would like to make a donation to enable us to support more people with dementia at this critical time please click here. Thank you.

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