Keeping active and involved – useful organisations

Find useful organisations and resources which can support people with dementia to keep active and involved. 

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Acto Dementia

Website
www.actodementia.com

AcTo Dementia is a website that gives independent recommendations and advice on touchscreen apps designed for people living with dementia.

Arts 4 Dementia

Telephone
020 3633 9954

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.arts4dementia.org.uk

Arts 4 Dementia is a charity that works with arts organisations to give workshops on subjects such as art, drama, dance and music.

British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT)

Telephone
020 7837 6100

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.bamt.org

BAMT is the professional body for music therapy in the UK. Their website includes information and details of local therapists.

Creative Dementia Arts Network

Telephone
07801 509993

Email
[email protected]

Creative Dementia Arts Network promotes the health and wellbeing of people with dementia through creative arts.

Dementia Adventure

Telephone
01245 237548

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.dementiaadventure.co.uk

Dementia Adventure is a charity that runs small-group short breaks and holidays for people living with dementia and their partners, family, friends or carers.

Extend

Telephone
01582 832760 (9.30am–2.30pm Monday–Thursday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.extend.org.uk

Extend provides gentle exercise classes to music for older people and for anyone of any age with a disability.

Keep Fit Association (KFA)

Telephone
01403 266000

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.keepfit.org.uk

KFA offers people the opportunity to exercise together for fun. It offers a range of classes across the UK, including classes specifically for people over 50.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)

Telephone
020 3141 4600

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.rcot.co.uk

RCOT is a professional body that has details of independent occupational therapists in each area.

Thrive

Telephone
0118 988 5688

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.thrive.org.uk

Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people with health conditions including dementia. They run gardening programmes at regional centres and also in the community.

Walk4Life

Website
www.walk4life.info

Walk4Life offers information about walking, and details of walks and walking groups in your area.

Walking for Health

Website
www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walks with over 350 active schemes, helping people to lead a more active lifestyle.

Water Wellbeing Programme

Telephone
01509 640700

Email
[email protected]

The Water Wellbeing Programme is run by Swim England to create a network of swimming pools that are dementia-friendly and generally easier for people with long-term health conditions to use. Get in touch with Swim England to find out if any pools in your area are part of the programme.

Review details

Last reviewed: May 2021
Next review due: May 2024

Reviewed by: Linda Nazarko, Nurse Consultant Physical Health Care at West London Mental Health NHS Trust

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

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