Living Well with Dementia Project
The Living Well with Dementia Project is based in in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear,. The group are based in a local church hall. and the aim of the group is to offer support for those families and individuals who are living with Dementia.
Currently the group of approximately twenty families meet every month at the church hall to partake in specialist games and activities that provide the relevant level of stimulation. As you are no doubt aware Dementia affects individuals in so many ways which in turn has implications for those who care for them. The aim of the Living Well with Dementia Project is to challenge the negativity that surrounds this illness.
The Project has helped the families and carers to realise that informal help and support is available within their community; the opportunity to talk to someone else who knows and understands what it is they are experiencing is so therapeutic
The interventions and games provided to the group are based within the church hall and what the group would like to do is visit Beamish Open Air Museum in order to go back in time to an age that is more relevant to those living with Dementia, in particular the 1950’s village. This form of reminisce would give a degree of pleasure to those with dementia and their carers would benefit from being out and about in a different environmen, something they don’t often achieve due to the constraints placed upon them by this illness.