Walking about – useful resources

Find out more about organisations that can give further information and support if a person living with dementia is walking about.

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01908 951045 (8am–3.30pm Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm Saturday)

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MedicAlert provides an identification system for people who have hidden medical conditions and allergies. You can buy jewellery engraved with details about the person's condition, an identification number and a 24-hour emergency phone number.



Walk4Life is part of the NHS Change4Life initiative. The website offers information on local walks, events and walking groups.

Review details

Last reviewed: March 2019

Next review due: March 2022

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia. 

Reviewed by: Linda Nazarko, Nurse Consultant Physical Health Care at West London Mental Health NHS Trust and Ian Andrew James, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at NTW NHS Trust and Honorary Professor at Bradford University

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

To give feedback on this information, or for a list of sources, please contact [email protected]

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