Dementia-Friendly Buckinghamshire: Your Guide To Local Initiatives

Dementia-Friendly Buckinghamshire: Your Guide To Local Initiatives

dementia-friendly buckinghamshire countrysideDementia can affect plenty more than just memory. Someone living with dementia might feel more isolated as they find it harder to socialise. Carers of those living with dementia might also encounter dementia-specific problems throughout their care journey. Fortunately, you are not alone, as throughout Buckinghamshire there are outlets to express yourself in a community that understands the cared-for and carers alike. From memory cafes to sing alongs there are plenty of opportunities for socialising and support in dementia-friendly Buckinghamshire.

We do recommend ringing up these groups before you plan to attend, as they can often be in high demand and not have spaces available. It is also a good idea to double check the meeting time and place as often groups have to change venues and dates for various reasons.

Follow this link for more information on the types of Dementia NHS Services and Charities in Buckinghamshire.

Dementia and Memory Cafés in Buckinghamshire

Beaconsfield Heights Memory Café

This Dementia Cafe is an opportunity for people living with dementia, or caring for a loved one living with dementia, to join the team at Beaconsfield Heights for complimentary refreshments in their beautiful home to relax and socialise together in a safe and supportive environment. Information about local support groups is also available and the primary aim is to have fun!

  • Where? Beaconsfield Heights, 30-34 Station Rd, Beaconsfield HP9 1AB
  • When? First Wednesday of the month, 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 01494 936181

Remember, Remember - Beaconsfield

Remember, Remember is a monthly event set up at Beaconsfield Library for older adults and those living with dementia to go for a coffee and a chat to share childhood memories and family stories. You are welcome to turn up without booking!

  • Where? Beaconsfield Library, Reynolds Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2NJ
  • When? Last Friday of every month, 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Contact: 01296 382415

Buckinghamshire Social Groups for People with Dementia

Treasured Memories - Chesham

This group is suitable for those in the early stages of dementia, however, they should be supervised at all time. At Treasured Memories guests can enjoy a group singalong, activities and refreshments. The group does not meet during August.

  • Where? Chesham Methodist Church, 70 Bellingdon Road, Chesham, HP5 2HA
  • When? Contact the organisers for more details as this changes frequently
  • Telephone: 01494 785956
  • Email: gillmcnab.c2c@mindful-cook

Dementia-Friendly Singing Groups in Buckinghamshire

Singing for the Brain - Alzheimer's Society

Elderly dementia-friendly Singing Group

The Alzheimer’s Society’s singing group allows people to meet new people in a friendly, fun and social environment. Singing can improve your brain activity, wellbeing and mood. You don’t need to be a good singer to benefit. Join in for fun vocal warm-ups and sing a wide variety of familiar and new songs in a supported environment. The group is hosted by skilled, compassionate and experienced group leaders, delivered face-to-face and online. It is recommended you get in touch for details on availability.

  • Where? The Fitzwilliams Centre, Windsor End, Beaconsfield, HP9 2JW
  • When? Face-To-Face Sessions on the second and fourth Friday of the month, 10:30am - 12:00pm & Online Sessions on Mondays, 11:00am - 12:00pm & 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
  • Telephone: 01296 718956
  • Email: [email protected]

Silver Singers - Aylesbury & Chesham

Organised by Chiltern Music Therapy, this singing group is for the older generation and welcomes those living with age-related illnesses, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. No previous experience is needed and you don’t have to be able to read sheet music – they also a free taster session so you can see if it’s for you.

Aylesbury
  • Where? Church of the Good Shepherd, Aylesbury, HP21 8NH
  • When? Wednesdays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Telephone: 01442 780541
  • Contact Form
Chesham
  • Where? Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, HP5 1HR
  • When? Mondays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Contact: 01442 780541
  • Contact Form

Dementia Carer Support Groups in Bucks

Changing Places, Princes Risborough

Practical and emotional support for people caring for someone living with dementia.

  • Where? Church End, Princes Risborough, Bledlow, Princes Risborough
  • When? First Wednesday of the month, 6:00pm
  • Email: [email protected]

Maids Moreton Dementia Support Group

Coffee groupThis group meets regularly to help support those who care for someone with dementia, or who have been affected by dementia. They discuss dementia and their experiences with it, and the issues that they encounter. Most importantly the group can act as a care network for their members.

  • Where? Maids Moreton Hall, Church Street, Maids Moreton, MK18 1QF
  • When? Contact them for details on their next meeting
  • Telephone: 01280 818710
  • Email: [email protected]

Buckinghamshire's Dementia-Friendly Communities

Several communities across Buckinghamshire have made an extra effort to make sure that their towns are welcoming and useable to those living with dementia. To do this they create a ‘Dementia Action Alliance’. To become an action alliance leaders and members of the community make a pledge to seek any obstacles that may prevent those with dementia to access services and facilities across their town. This might mean anything from installing specific signage to providing extra dementia-communication and understanding training to staff. Follow the links below to find out more on each Dementia Action Alliance and the businesses and services that have joined them:

The county of Buckinghamshire has also become a member.

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