Activities for elderly people who live with dementia in Elmbridge & East Spelthorne

Being active and engaged enhances the quality of life for older adults, especially for individuals who live with dementia.

Being physically active and mentally stimulated can help a person to continue living a meaningful and fulfilled life, especially after a Dementia diagnosis. The approach that we have found best is to link all activities with the person’s hobbies and interests, as they will find more enjoyment, for example going for a walk down Cobham high street to your loved one’s favourite coffee shop.

Another thing to take into consideration is adapting the activities to make sure your loved one is able to complete the task. Try to avoid activities that may be challenging or overwhelming.

Incorporating daily tasks and engagements can show numerous advantages, such as enhancing cognitive function, boosting self-confidence, and promoting overall physical well-being.


A great and fun way to socialise while maintaining good physical well-being. It is an activity that can be done with yourself, but it is always better with someone else. There are many lovely spots for a scenic walk in Elmbridge and East Spelthorne. Try to follow the same routes or visit places that your loved ones are familiar with. This can reduce the risk of confusion and disorientation.

One of the best places to walk, that also has disabled access, is along the River Thames footpath by Walton Bridge. There is easy to use parking beside the river, and the path is very flat, making it easier to walk for longer! It is even better on a summer days, when the boats are gliding along the water, and you are able to stop for a cup of tea at one of the cafés along the path.


A vibrant and pristine garden is universally cherished. Besides offering a delightful view when having your morning coffee, gardening imparts a multitude of health advantages, particularly for individuals living with dementia.

Gardening involves a range of physical which can lead to improved balance, coordination, and strength. Spending time more time out in the sun boosts vitamin D, which is very important to keep bones healthy. Gardens provide multisensory stimulation and promote calmness, reduced blood pressure and stress.

To get tool and new plants for your garden, there are a wide range of garden centres in Elmbridge and East Spelthorne, including a Squires in Shepperton and Hersham.

Social Groups

There are many community groups in Elmbridge and East Spelthorne, that provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere where individuals share similar values and experiences. Community groups promote engagement and give a new sense of purpose to their members.

Home Instead Elmbridge and East Spelthorne hosts regular Friendship Lunches, on the 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Lower Green Community Centre, as we understand the importance of socialising as we age. These events are open to anyone in the community that wants to join. You can grab a bite to eat and a drink, while meeting new people and playing games/seasonal activities. To join us for our next event, give us a call on 01932 241020.

At Home Instead Elmbridge and East Spelthorne, we understand the importance of spending quality time with your loved ones. That’s why we offer a wide range of home care services, designed to support older adults and their families. Whether you need assistance with daily tasks, companionship, or medication, we’re here to help.

Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and personalised care that meets the unique needs of each individual. We believe that everyone deserves to live life to the fullest, and we’re committed to helping older adults in our community do just that.