Dementia Sensory Walk

  • 21
  • May

On Wednesday 22 May – to coincide with Dementia Action Week – Age UK Islington is organising a short sensory guided walk around Caledonian Park, with a chance to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring, for people who are living with dementia and their carers.

Even 5-10 minutes outside a day, can be incredibly beneficial to dementia sufferers. In most people living with dementia, the emotional part of the brain is usually less affected than the factual side of the brain, and the outdoors is rich in sensory inputs which can stimulate and strengthen neural connections.

The walk is being led by Andrea Sinclair, who will take 10 people with dementia and their carers on an hour long walk – stopping at points around Caledonian park to take the time to absorb different sensory inputs – visual contrasts, smells, textures, sounds.

Please book by calling Age UK Islington on 020 7281 6018.

Meet at Drovers Centre at 11am.  The walk finishes at the same place at 12noon and there will be a community lunch for those who want to stay. Refreshments and indoor activities if it is raining.

Meanwhile, on May 18 and 19, Humble Grape in Theberton Street is taking part in Dining4Dementia. This nationwide initiative will see people living with dementia buddy up with staff at restaurants, helping to serve customers and demonstrating how employers can be more inclusive of the condition in the workplace.

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