Keep a Sense of Purpose
- Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition.
- Deep dementia diaries – people with dementia’s own recordings of their experiences on a number of topics. They also ask if anyone would volunteer to transcribe the recordings too – if this is something someone would welcome helping with https://dementiadiaries.org/
Find out how to access free creative and arts-based online activities
- Arts activity boxes. Designed by a group of leading artists you can download a range of free arts activities.
- Activity ideas for people living with dementia
- Liverpool Museum – My house of memories app https://houseofmemories.co.uk/things-to-do/my-house-of-memories-app/ This is app devised by the National Museums of Liverpool uses as inspiration the fantastic objects within the museums. It is free to access. There is a short animation explaining how to use the app and then how to view the objects in the museum. It enables you to develop a person–centred memory tree with objects from the museum. Along with the picture of the object, there is information about the object, as well as music and discussion points.
- Virtual tour of museums http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/
Theatre live streaming
- National theatre live is a streaming service offering unforgettable British theatre available to watch any time, anywhere.
Help shape the future of dementia care and support.
When you sign up to Join Dementia Research, the information you provide is used to match you to studies you may be able to take part in, both online, nationally and in your local area. The service connects registered volunteers with dementia researchers across the UK who are looking for people to join their studies. You can find out more by calling the Alzheimer’s society on: 0333 150 3456, Alzheimer’s Research UK on: 0300 111 5 111 or visiting their website: www.joindementiaresearch.nihr.ac.uk.