Games Activity for people living with dementia
As part of Alsager Partnership's initiative to make Alsager a Dementia Friendly Community, this new games activity session has been established and is specifically for anyone living with dementia and their carers. All welcome.
At each session, trained volunteers will be on hand to support and play games with visitors.
Entry is only £2.50 per person.
Venue: Alsager Community Church, Lawton Road, ST7 2AA
Time: 2pm - 3.30pm
Dates: the 3rd Wednesday of every month
“Whilst Alzheimer's is not an age-related disease and as an ageing nation, there are significantly more older people being diagnosed. In those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, the hippocampus is shown to be smaller, but activity such as table tennis has been shown to help with blood flow to the brain and to stimulate that part of it. The idea is that if the hippocampus is stimulated and therefore bigger, and not left to waste away, it can support the brain to hold back symptoms of Alzheimer’s for longer”. Andrew Battley, BAT Foundation.
The star attraction at this session is our newly acquired Bounce Alzheimer's Therapy Table Tennis Table, in addition to 4 in a Row, Dominoes, Quoits and many more games. This equipment has been funded by voluntary organisations based in Alsager and is specially designed for people who are living with early-stage Alzheimer’s to enable them to keep active and to stimulate the brain.