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Activities for people with dementia

Having dementia doesn't mean you have to stop doing the things you like and enjoy. Activities and interests may change over time. There are many groups, clubs and services across Essex that support people with dementia to continue the things you enjoy or to access and take part in social activities.

Activities, events and day centres

Essex Libraries offer free dementia friendly services and memory café groups.

The Alzheimer's Society and The Essex Map online directories can help you to find local dementia-specific:

  • services
  • support groups
  • events 
  • activities
  • day centres

Essex Cares Limited (ECL) offers specialist, person-centred support. This includes a range of tailored activities. Their focus is on maintaining independence and encouraging social interaction.

For non-dementia specific events and activities, try:


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

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

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

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.