Memory Connections run groups for people living in Bristol with mild to moderate memory loss. The sessions improve memory skills, build confidence, and offer the opportunity to socialise in a fun and supportive environment. Group members will be able to take part in meaningful and stimulating exercises, proven to help maintain memory and mental functioning.
Memory Connections runs weekly for one or two-hour long sessions, which include a variety of activities proven to improve cognition, independence and well-being. We use a model called Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) which is the only non-drug treatment recommended by the National Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for people living with dementia.
Some of the activities that you can expect in any of these sessions include:
- discussions of topics of interests
- word games and quizzes
- physical activities
- creative and musical activities
Our Henleaze group meets on Thursday mornings and there is a space for carers to stay and have a cup of tea and a chat, if they wish.
There is a maximum number of participants for these groups, so please get in touch to book your place. Call Jo Youde, Project Co-ordinator on 0117 929 7537 or email her at MCST@ageukbristol.org.uk.
The first session is free to try before you buy and after that sessions are paid for in 6-week blocks.