Social ActivitiesIt’s a good idea to stay active and carry on doing the things you have enjoyed doing in the company of others. Why not join a group doing something completely different?
Forget Me Not Clubs
The Forget Me Not Dementia Day Clubs were set up in Swansea in October 2010 to help people living with all types of dementia and their careers. The Clubs are run by volunteers, and this will hopefully integrate the people with dementia and their carers into the local community. For details of their weekly events check the What’s On page.
Accessible Countryside For Everyone promotes mainly disabled access venues in Swansea. Although it’s not Dementia specific there are some overlaps. The University of the 3rd Age is very active in Swansea and has a large amount of classes and social interests, including Art and Craft. The City & County of Swansea website has a large volume of ‘Lifelong Learning Courses’ as well as details of social groups across Swansea. It’s worth contacting them in advance to assess whether they are suitable or able to cater for people with dementia.
Physical activity can improve the health of mind, body and spirit, and there’s evidence that exercise can protect against dementia. Research is confirming that staying active may help those affected by dementia to maintain their independence and boost their quality of life. Advice on the need to maintain regular exercise for those with dementia can be found via The Alzheimer’s Society website.