We’ve put together a list of charities and initiatives helping to support individuals living with dementia, and their carers. Take a look at each organisation’s website for further details about what they offer.
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Platfform is a pioneering mental health and wellbeing charity dedicated to supporting people with their independence, recovery, health and wellbeing through a wide range of services.
The Welsh Government’s Dementia Action Plan sets out a strategy for Wales to be a dementia friendly nation, which recognises the rights of people living with dementia to feel valued, and live as independently as possible in their communities.
Hogeweyk is an award winning care village in the Netherlands that has been set up to reflect recognisable lifestyles in society and bring residents together over shared interests and backgrounds. The village is also tailored to help people living with dementia get the support they need.
Dementia friendly swimming sessions take place in Bridgend Life Centre, and are designed to make the swimming experience better for people living with dementia and their carers, by improving facilities and having staff available to support swimmers.
Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friends’ programme is an initiative set up to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
The ITV Wales archive has been digitised by experts at the National Library of Wales, as part of a major project to preserve it for the nation for decades to come. Watching this classic footage could bring back lots of memories and spark chats about life in Wales.
The People’s Collection of Wales preserve and celebrate the rich history of Wales by collecting stories from the people who know – you! Their memory archive has lots of resources for dementia reminiscence work.
Football Memories was the first reminiscence project based on a sport, targeted specifically at people living with dementia. The project uses football images and memorabilia to stimulate recall, boost self-confidence and encourage a return to community involvement.
Memo Arts Centre offers a programme of monthly afternoon screenings specifically tailored for people living with dementia, their carers and families. They aim to make cinema more accessible, in a safe and welcoming environment.
This voluntary health organisation focuses on Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their aim is to end Alzheimer's disease by progressing research, to provide quality care and support for all affected, and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Dewis Cymru offers information and advice about wellbeing in Wales. Their information is not just health-focused, but about where you live, how safe and secure you feel, and the importance of keeping in touch with friends and family.
The Dementia Roadmap Wales is a website that provides high quality information about the dementia journey. You can expect local information about services, support groups and care pathways, all supporting living well with dementia in Wales.
The BBC Reminiscence Archive offers over 3000 items of archived BBC footage. It is designed to trigger memories in people with dementia, stimulating conversations with family and carers, and is being used in hospitals and care homes to individual homes.
Signpost is a journal aimed at professionals and carers working with older people living with dementia and other mental health problems. It provides a user-friendly source of information and education, and is an enjoyable and often moving read. Signpost was first published in 1988 and there are three editions a year.