Dementia Adventure is an award-winning charity dedicated to supporting people with dementia to get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.
Dementia is a term we are all now familiar with. It is estimated that one million people in the UK will have dementia by 2021. It is one of the many causes of disability later in life and yet training and support services, respite and research remain desperately underfunded.
Dementia is increasingly being considered as a long-term condition and whilst pharmacological and medical treatments are the hope we all wait for, there is much that can be done right now to care for and enable people living with dementia to live healthier, more active and enjoyable lives and bring emotional, social and physical benefits to dementia affected families.
This is the challenge ahead of us as a society and why Dementia Adventure exists. People need hope, joy, love and care, choice and control, confidence and support to live better lives with dementia.
Dementia Adventure’s unique range of activities are all centred around the concept of thinking differently about dementia, which involves being person-centred and focused on positive risk taking. This is achieved through the provision of, or helping to facilitate supported dementia holidays, outdoor activities and other support and promoting and publishing research into the benefits of activities and these interventions.