Living with Dementia

Services and Support for people living with memory problems and dementia
At MAECare we believe that people living with dementia should have the opportunity to stay physically, mentally and socially active in order to stay well and independent for as long as possible.
People living with dementia are involved in and welcomed at our general activities, groups and events. We have some specific services for people with dementia:

Circles of Support (COS)
This project aims to improve wellbeing by supporting people to engage in social activities, build a support network and help people to live independently for as long as possible.

We prioritise our support towards people who live alone and feel isolated or lonely, where people have no support network or regular activities, and where family or carers live at a distance or the person’s partner also has dementia or is living with health conditions.

Our project workers provide one to one support to people with dementia and their family carers, visiting at home and helping to co-ordinate activities and providing a key point of contact for information and practical support.

Dementia groups at MAECare

Active Minds is a weekly Tuesday morning group aimed at people with memory problems and those living with dementia. The group uses a Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) approach. This means we have a different theme each week, and the discussions and activities are about mental stimulation, social interaction and having fun!

We also run a more informal Thursday social group for people living with dementia and their carers.

Sporting Memories Club (in partnership with the Sporting Memories Foundation)

A group for older sports fans to share their love of sport, who enjoy chatting about sport, and sharing memories.

Wednesdays 11am – 12.30 at Alwoodley Cricket Club

For more information about our dementia support service and groups contact Carole Smith at MAECare.
Email: [email protected]

Our short film explains a little more about how MAECare supports people living with dementia