Social Activities – Dementia

Doing what you enjoy is what makes life worth living, this shouldn’t stop just because of a dementia diagnosis. Activity is essential to human wellbeing and will help maintain a person’s sense of self-worth. As dementia care specialists, we use a number of different approaches within dementia care to develop purposeful activity, this enables your loved one to keep active and stimulated, giving them purpose and enjoyment so they can live well and enjoy a meaningful life.

The benefits of social activities

Our Social Activities service for adults living with dementia supports people in Leeds to remain active and still feel involved in life, this can be key to maintaining quality of life, even into the later stages of the illness. As well as boosting day to day enjoyment and general happiness, social activities are beneficial to health, keeping your loved one both physically and mentally active. Our service reduces isolation, provides meaning and fulfilment, it improves overall wellbeing and provides respite to carers; giving you time to do the things you enjoy.

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We’ll find activities that are right for your loved one

There are lots of opportunities in Leeds for adults with dementia to get involved, whether that’s doing something new or rediscovering past times. And because we’re local we know what’s going on in the area: dementia friendly cafes and theatre performances, reminiscent groups, accessible parks and garden centres. We tailor our Social Activities to each person we work with, so we’re certain we’ll find something that’s a good fit.

How we help with social activities

Our Social Activities support for adults living with dementia in Leeds is simply about supporting people to live well, whatever stage of their dementia journey. We focus on activities that suit the person best and develop close, meaningful relationships. Supporting people in this way means get to know each other really well and can provide consistent, person centred support that is tailored to their individual needs.

One to one activities

From day trips to a visit to the local garden centre, afternoon lunch or spending time together; doing a puzzle, listening to music, looking at photos and reminiscing about the past. Our 1-1 activity service for adults living with dementia in Leeds provides mental stimulation and activity. We will support your loved one stay active, doing things they enjoy, with us right there by their side.

Group activities

From dementia friendly luncheon clubs to coffee mornings, chair-based exercise classes to walking groups, there are lots of group activities we can connect your loved one with. Some of these activities provide their own specialist support, if this is the case we can simply be there to drop them off and pick them up and be a friendly face to go inside with.

Escorting to activities

There might be an activity that your loved one already enjoys attending but getting there may have become difficult, If this is the case we can simply escort them, promptly and reliably, to and from their chosen group.

Why are social activities important?

Evidence shows that people with dementia should continue to enjoy social activities as far as possible. This can help keep them stay alert and stimulated, so that they maintain an interest in life. Many people living with dementia have led busy lives. The days can feel very long when there’s nothing to fill them. Social activities can provide meaning and enjoyment, giving structure to the day.

As dementia care specialists Allied Hands knows social activities aren’t just a ‘bit of fun’ or an added extra, supporting your loved one to remain active and involved in life is essential to their health and wellbeing.

If you’d like more information about how we can support your loved one to live well with dementia, simply complete our contact form. Or, if you’d prefer an informal chat, just give us a call.

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