Bolton Dementia Support

We support people living with dementia and those who care for them by providing:
Support groups for carers with parallel guided activity sessions for people living with dementia. Activity sessions include reminiscence boxes and games.
Spiritual support provided by our own Chaplain.

Memory Cafe's include activities such as:
Zumba Gold

Fun with music

Traditional games 
Outings to places of interest: This year we have had trips to Ribchester, Southport, Salford Museum, Bridgewater Hall, Llandudno, Liverpool Museum, Lytham St Annes and the Octagon theatre.

A wide range of resources for carers and the person living with dementia, including information, support and advice from staff and volunteers.

We use a variety of innovative therapies e.g.
Simulated presence therapy
Laughter therapy
Doll therapy 
Music therapy
Reminiscence therapy (we loan out our reminiscence boxes)
Cognitive stimulation therapy
Singing for well being
Dance and dementia
We enable carers to have a voice in order to raise awareness of their own needs and those of the person with dementia, by:
Reflecting their expressed views in our own newsletter 'The Candle' and ensuring the 1,000+ nationwide distribution is received by associated health and social care professionals, local supermarkets, schools, churches as well as other carers.
Maintaining our interactive website which has allowed us to be in direct communication with other people worldwide.
Due to limited financial resources we operate mainly in Bolton. However we answer queries via our web site from a worldwide audience and our newsletter has a nationwide distribution.
We attend national and international dementia conferences whenever possible to promote the group's work, to develop networks and to learn from others.

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