Community Memory Groups

Memory Loss Service, helping older people

What does it do?



Weekly groups offering memory therapy and social activity.  Memory groups bring people together who have memory loss, i.e. have dementia.  There are many different benefits of coming along to the group, including:

  • Cognitive Stimulation (working the mind)
  • Social activities
  • Reminiscence
  • Respite for carers

What activities take place at the groups?

  • Discussions
  • Word & card games
  • Art activities
  • Looking at Reminiscence pictures and items
  • Board games
  • And much more designed to stimulate the mind

Who it is for?

We currently work to help older people who are finding that their memory loss is beginning to affect their daily lives.

Attendees will need to fit certain criteria, including:

  • Memory loss including a diagnosis of Dementia
  • Some mobility (able to get yourself to the toilet)
  • Would benefit from taking part in cognitive stimulation activities

Where it is available?

Local service (Isle of Wight).

What it costs:

The cost of each group session is £23 for the day, which runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Lunch can be provided at £5 or attendees are welcome to bring their own packed lunch. [Apr 16]

How to access or apply for it:

Referral process
There are some requirements for referral to the group including a diagnosis of dementia.
See contact details above.

We currently have six groups:

  • Monday in Cowes and Newport
  • Tuesday in Lake 
  • Wednesday in Brading
  • Thursday in Ryde and Freshwater

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

03/05/2016