Dementia Specific Activities

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Dementia - Memory Cafe and Music for the MindServices available locally include:


Memory cafes

Memory cafes offer a friendly, relaxed and welcoming environment for people with dementia and their families and carers to meet others in a similar situation, find out how and where to get help and share stories with others. The memory cafes are run by Alzheimer's organisations and are held on a regular basis across Wiltshire.

A list of memory cafes can be found here.


Music for the Mind

This is a service for people with dementia and their carers and is developed and led by the Alzheimer's organisations around the principles of music therapy and singing. The groups are run in Wiltshire to allow people with dementia and their carers to enjoy time together and meet others in a stimulating and supportive social environment.

To arrange a place in a group please contact the organisations in advance. Call Alzheimer’s Support on 01225 776481.

A list of music for the mind groups can be found here.

Movement for the Mind

A physical activity club for people with dementia and their family carers. These clubs are led by experienced facilitators who are trained in dementia awareness and supported by trained volunteers.  The group usually starts with a gentle warm-up, moves on to a dance or exercise based activity with a breather in the middle, then coffee and a snack at the end for a sociable half hour.

A list of Movement for the Mind Groups can be found here.

Art Groups

Creating art can be therapeutic in all stages of life. It has been shown to be particularly helpful for people with dementia who can enjoy the process of painting, drawing and being creative, and feel a sense of achievement with their finished work. Art groups support people to retain skills, but are also suitable for those with no artistic experience.

Art Groups run in Pewsey and Holt, details can be found here


Related Information

Dementia Menu

Library shared reading groups and reading for wellbeing

Support for people with dementia and their carers



Last reviewed 23rd June 2017; Last updated 16th March 2018