Dementia Adventure is an award winning social enterprise and a registered charity committed to helping people living with dementia get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.
Through their Training, Research, and Consultancy services they enable care providers and organisations to take advantage of the natural resources on their doorstep to enhance the lives of people living with dementia and the people who care for them.
Dementia Adventure also design, plan and deliver bespoke, small-group holidays and short-breaks for people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy together. They support people with trained staff and volunteers, and offer this as an alternative to traditional respite models.
Dementia Adventure's research shows that exercise has a host of benefits for people with dementia, enabling them to enjoy a better quality of life. Participants notice reduced levels of stress, anxiety and aggression, whilst also experiencing improvements with sleep, appetite, memory and verbal expression.
Dementia Adventure will use the funding from players to underwrite holidays and breaks across the UK, making them more affordable for more people and increasing accessibility.
Neil Mapes, Director of Dementia Adventure, said, "The social sector is facing extremely difficult times when the most vulnerable in our society are finding fewer services on offer to support them in the face of growing demand. Having the support of players of People's Postcode Lottery over the next year is hugely significant and will ensure that our innovative yet simple nature based approach reaches many more people looking for a positive way to live with dementia."
Hazel Johnstone, Trust Manager People's Postcode Lottery, said, "We are delighted that players of People's Postcode Lottery are able to support Dementia Adventure. The activities they offer provide a real respite for those affected, and their carers. We were particularly impressed by their use of the natural environment as a means of care, which fits very closely with both the Lottery's green and care mission."