Dementia Adventure is an award-winning charity supporting people with dementia to get outdoors and experience the benefits of nature. They think differently about dementia, focusing on the individual, not the condition, and looking at what people can do rather than what they can't. They have proven that with the right support, anything is possible.
Approximately 900,000 people live with dementia in the UK, with that number set to rise to 1.6 Million by 2040. Until a cure is found, they will work to support people with dementia and their families to have active and fulfilled lives.
Research shows that meaningful activity and connection with nature have positive health and wellbeing benefits for people with dementia. Being supported to experience these benefits can bring improvements in quality of life. Yet many people living with dementia face barriers to accessing these benefits, resulting in an unnecessary decline in their physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
How they can help:
Supported Dementia Holidays (opens in new tab): Dementia Adventure has been offering fully supported dementia holidays for well over a decade. They understand the complex and individual needs of people living with dementia, as well as how carers can benefit from having the chance to relax and enjoy time with their loved one while someone else takes care of all the planning and background tasks. Whether you're looking for an alternative to respite in which everyone gets a rest, or an opportunity to have an adventure together, they'll support you to have the break you deserve.
Free training for family and friends (opens in new tab): 'Understanding Dementia Better (opens in new tab)' and 'Mood and Motivation (opens in new tab)' are free, online training sessions for family and friends supporting someone with dementia at home. These informal sessions offer you a chance to meet others in a similar situation to you and will help you discover small and simple steps that can make a big difference.
Training and Consultancy (opens in new tab): As the only charity solely to focus on dementia and nature, Dementia Adventure is a sector leader in working with organisations in blue, green, health and care sectors. The team will work with you to create inclusive services, so that people with dementia can engage more with nature and have regular outdoor experiences.
Research (opens in new tab): Dementia Adventure's work is rooted in the latest research. They also support other organisations in their research by assisting with joint funding proposals or project ideas and by sharing relevant research or resources you have written.
Their work is made possible by support from the players of People's Postcode Lottery. They give their heartfelt thanks to all those who help them give people living with dementia and their carers the crucial break they need.
For more information, please visit Dementia Adventure's Website (opens in new tab)
Head office and contact info
Old Park Farm