Keeping active and involved – useful organisations
Find useful organisations and resources which can support people with dementia to keep active and involved.
Other useful organisations
AcTo Dementia is a website that gives independent recommendations and advice on touchscreen apps designed for people living with dementia.
Arts 4 Dementia
020 3633 9954
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)
020 7837 6100
BAMT is the professional body for music therapy in the UK. Their website includes information and details of local therapists.
Creative Dementia Arts Network
Creative Dementia Arts Network promotes the health and wellbeing of people with dementia through creative arts.
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.
Keep Fit Association (KFA)
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.
Ramblers Wellbeing Walks
Ramblers Wellbeing Walks are short group walks run by the walking charity Ramblers. The walks are designed to make it easier to stay active. Use the directory on their website to find your local Wellbeing Walk.
Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
020 3141 4600
RCOT is a professional body that has details of independent occupational therapists in each area.
0118 988 5688
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.
Water Wellbeing Programme
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.
Last reviewed: May 2021
Next review due: May 2024
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
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