Dementia Canterbury supports people to live well with dementia in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible.
We facilitate a range of activities to suit all kinds of backgrounds and needs, providing the opportunity for people with dementia to continue to enjoy the things they used to do in the community, in a safe and supported environment.
Examples of the activities are gardening, swimming/aquarobics, a volunteer baking group for Ronald McDonald House, a library group & art appreciation. All these groups are set in the community to encourage inclusion, increase confidence and raise awareness.
We also provide community and business education in order to create dementia-friendly communities. A dementia-friendly community could be defined as "a place or culture in which people with dementia and their carers are empowered, supported and included in society, understand their rights and recognise their full potential" (Alzheimer's Disease International).