The county of Berkshire has an ageing population. An increasing number of people are living longer lives, and also living with dementia. Fortunately, Berkshire has support services in place to support local people living with the condition and their carers. Through local charities and NHS services, there is an ever-growing support for people affected.
A non-for-profit community gardening project near Theale. Workshops are run for older adults with memory problems. Gardening has been proven to provide social and physical benefits for those with dementia. Sessions are free of charge.
Being diagnosed with dementia need not put an end to enjoying hobbies and socialising. Dementia-friendly initiatives are in place to make church services, music groups, exercise classes and more accessible. These groups also provide an opportunity to meet other people affected by dementia in a fun setting.