Dementia-Friendly Activities & Events in Herefordshire
Singing for the Brain®
Singing for the Brain® is a service provided by Alzheimer’s Society which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment.
Singing isnot only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way for people with dementia, along with their carers, to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group.
Hidden in the fun are activities which build on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain. Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall.
Hereford’s Singing for the Brain® is held at St Martin’s Church Hall on the Ross Road.
For a list of dates, visit the Alzheimer’s Society ‘Dementia Connect’ website.
The Courtyard, Hereford
If you or your loved one enjoys making arts and crafts, singing or dancing in groups and being around other people, The Courtyard in Hereford runs a fantastic Creative Ageing programme with lots of regular activities.
There are many Dementia-Friendly activities, with great support on hand.
Click on their creative ageing programme below, or the other button to visit the courtyard website.
Find Your Feet!
The Courtyard, Hereford
A dance and movement class for people living with dementia and their carers. Dance and exercise, listen to old favourite songs, make new friends in this relaxed and enjoyable session.
Led by an experienced dance and movement specialist.
Hereford, Ross-on-Wye & Bromyard
Memory cafés are where people living with Dementia, their families, friends and carers can meet together to share their experiences and hear talks on relevant topics, gaining information and support.
The café ambience, music and good food can be enjoyed by everyone. The relaxed atmosphere in the cafés give everyone the opportunity to unwind and speak openly about Dementia.
Walking in Gardens
Gardens and walking are two highly recommended activities for people living with Dementia as it promotes a strong sense of wellbeing.
It’s also a great opportunity for families to spend time together in a relaxed location. Plus the great outdoors and sunshine provides that essential Vitamin D for vitality!
We’re very lucky in that Herefordshire has some beautiful gardens with cafes to visit.
For a few garden visit ideas, click on the link below.