Dementia groups in our local area.

If  you're looking for support for yourself and your loved ones dealing with the challengers of living with dementia here are some good places to start.

Dementia groups in our local area.

If  you’re looking for support for yourself and your loved ones dealing with the challengers of living with dementia, activities or social groups with people who are going through the same experience or just a fun afternoon to do something new with people who understand your abilities and limitations here are some places you can try.

Dementia Wellbeing Peer Support – Sutton

Age UK Sutton provide peer and wellbeing support sessions for people in Sutton living with dementia and those who care for them. The weekly wellbeing support group every Friday at 10.30am offers face-to-face and virtual chances to meet. The group is a friendly, relaxed space for people to enjoy connecting with each other – it offers the chance to meet others in the same situation as you; share your experience and benefit from expert information and advice relevant to you.

Age UK Sutton in partnership with Sutton Carers Centre are also providing additional specialist peer support for carers, every Tuesday at 11am or 6:30pm.

Merton Dementia Hub – Just outside of Morden

Merton Dementia Hub is run by the Alzheimer’s Society and provides services and events in their purpose-built, ground floor Hub. It has been designed to be dementia-friendly. With friendly and skilled staff to provide advice, training, group activities and information about dementia to anyone who wants to find out more. If you have dementia or live with or support someone who does, they are there to support you.

Services and Events at Merton Dementia Hub include:

  • Activity Club: A sociable group offering varied activities including gardening, creative maths and arts/crafts, based on members’ wishes.
  • Afternoon Café: A place to socialise, engage in activities and have access to chiropody, massage therapy, hairdresser and more.
  • Blue Sky Café and Saturday Café: warm, friendly and understanding monthly social groups for people with dementia and carers together, offering entertainment and informal peer support.
  • Oasis: a friendly monthly peer support group for people newly diagnosed.
  • Carers support group: an evening peer support group for carers.
  • Hubbits and Carers: a monthly activity group for people with dementia, running adjacent to a carers’ peer support group.
  • Singing for the Brain: a stimulating and therapeutic sing-along session with instruments and popular songs, led by a trained musician.
  • Table Tennis: fun, friendly and sociable: improves fitness and coordination.
  • Young people with dementia and carers: an evening peer support group specifically for people diagnosed with dementia who are under the age of 65, and their careers.
  • Dance class: in conjunction with Attic Theatre: including seated dancing.
  • Sporting Memories: reminiscence and fun games with like-minded fans.

Finding the right support can sometimes feel like a daunting task but the right support is out there Age UK, The Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK can be a good place to start.

If you’d like to find out more about how Home Instead can help you or your love ones on the dementia journey don’t hesitate to get in touch.