Live well with dementia is a weekly group run by Age UK Northumberland for people who are living with mild to moderate dementia.
Schedule: Every Monday
Timings: 10am - 12 noon
Telephone: 01670 784 800
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. 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 group session might include:
10 am Welcome and relaxing activity
10.15 am About my life group chat
11 am Refreshments
11.15 am Music and memories
12 noon Close
Some examples of the of activities and social workshops include:
The group takes a person-centred approach and will therefore provide a range of activity options to participate in.
During the session, carers are welcome to use our on-site gym(when at the Round House), 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 checks and applications, advocacy, befriending, health and wellbeing and bereavement support, just ask our facilitator.