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: ECL (Essex Cares Ltd) - activities include arts and crafts, cooking, needlecraft Holidays 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: Alzheimer's Society - find local dementia services and support groups Essex Connects - voluntary and community groups and services Visit Essex - events, activities, days out Essex Libraries - events and social groups The Essex Map - local events, support, activities UK Men's Sheds Association - local support groups 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.