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, we need 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 well-being 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 well-being.
We are an award-winning charity supporting people with dementia to get outdoors and experience the benefits of nature. We think differently about dementia, focusing on the individual, not the condition, and looking at what people can do rather than what they can’t. We have proven that with the right support, anything is possible.
How we can help:
Supported Dementia Holidays: We have offered fully supported dementia holidays for well over a decade. We 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 we take 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, we’ll support you to have the break you deserve.
Free training for family and friends: ‘Understanding Dementia Better’ and ‘Mood and Motivation’ 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: As the only charity solely focused on dementia and nature, we are sector leaders in working with organisations in blue, green, health and care sectors. We will work with you to create inclusive services so that people with dementia can engage more with nature and have regular outdoor experiences.
Research: All our work is rooted in the latest research. We 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.
Registered Charity Number: 1163163