Information about dementia and memory loss and what help is available in Essex

Activities for people with dementia

Having dementia doesn't mean you have to stop doing the things you like and enjoy.

There are lots of local activities for you and your family to enjoy together.

Day Centres

Day centres, sometimes called day opportunities, offer a variety of leisure, educational, social, as well as wellbeing activities. Find a day care centre near you:


Alzheimer's Society offers advice on holidays for people with dementia.

Dementia Adventure offer small group short breaks and holidays for people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy together.

DementiaUK offers tips and advice on holidays for people living with dementia.

Local activities and events

There are lots of places to find events and activities happening near you including:

Set up your own event or activity

Our Essex Age Friendly Collaborative Toolkit (PDF, 1.45 MB) shares and showcases ideas to bring young and older people together.