We recently provided funding for the “Movement for the Mind group” run by Alzheimer’s Support in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. The group provides people with dementia and their carers a different activity each week including creative dance and tai chi, offers stimulation and information on keeping fit, and supports people to make friends.
The sessions receive very positive feedback saying that the group has lifted mood, eased stress and added calm. One user comments: “Mum doesn’t get out much and is quiet and a little shy, but this session is small and very friendly and she and Dad smile all the way through. It is something they can enjoy together, and for me too it is great to spend time with them having so much fun, and knowing it is doing us all good. The facilitators are so good at including mum and adapting all the movements so that she can join in too.”