Active Creative South Hants & Meon Valley
Active Creative Ltd has developed a range of exciting, imaginative movement and P.E based programmes for children and adults, making us a leading and award winning physical activity provider in a range of sports, health, community and educational settings.
- 11 January 2018
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance, Dementia Friendly Southampton (Southampton DAA)
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
We are a physical education company and it’s been said that stimulating the mind through movement and dance can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. As well as keeping the body fit, physical exercise can also increase cognitive functions. We are looking to develop our adult programme to help benefit people in the community living with from dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Initially finding a dance and dementia training course may be difficult, but I am looking to bring someone to my area to run a course.
To become a Dementia Friend
What we are going to do: I will attend an information session and watch the online information video. From this I hope to learn more about what it's like to live with dementia and then use that to help me set up dementia friendly sessions.
Raise my own awareness of dementia and how dance can be a benefit
What we are going to do: I plan to further research online and also speak to care assistants in residential homes about the condition. I will look to learn how it can affect people in different ways and how dance and movement can help people living with dementia. I am also going to book onto a dance and dementia course to help widen my knowledge.
Work alongside others to offer dementia friendly classes
What we are going to do: I will speak to residential care homes and day care centres and look to offer dance and movement activities on a regular basis.