We're committed to raising awareness about dementia and to supporting residents and their families as much as we can by providing a wide range of information on external initiatives, internal initiatives and collaborations, and useful resources.
parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs. The runs are free, and open to everyone. People of every ability are encouraged to take part.
Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol. View their animation on this subject.
Over 2,500 organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers. Hanover has worked with the Hackney Dementia Alliance this year by having an information desk at the launch of the alliance. Visit the Dementia Action Alliance website for information on how to get involved.
This week of activities around the country runs in May each year. Find out more at the Alzheimer's Society website.
An online dementia services directory for anyone affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over 4,000 listings of local information, support and services.
The ASA Dementia Friendly Swimming Project has been developed to enhance the swimming experience of those living with dementia. Read more on the Dementia Friendly Swimming Hub website.
Memory Walk sees thousands of people raising money for a world without dementia across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Many Hanover staff have taken part in Memory Walks around the country. To find a local walk near you, visit the Memory Walk website.
This awareness-raising week takes place every year in May. Find out what Alzheimer's Society has in store for the event in 2019.
We worked with the Design Council on this project. They then produced a case study about how we used their Design in the Public Sector programme as an opportunity to improve our services around dementia.
Dementia Leads are members of staff on our estates and in our offices who have volunteered to:
A membership organisation committed to high quality research into influencing policy and practice in Housing with Care and other forms of accommodation and care for people with dementia in the UK. The steering group, of which Hanover is a member, comprises five well-established housing and care providers. Visit their website to find out more.
In 2015, Bristol University asked Hanover staff at Blaise Weston Court in Bristol if we would like to get involved in their Tangible Memories project aimed at working with older residents to help them use digital technology to recreate their life stories. Visit the Tangible Memories website to read more about this fascinating intergenerational event.
In 2014 a number of NHS hospital trusts launched a call for knitters to help create ‘Twiddlemuffs’, a knitted or crocheted woollen handmuff with ribbons, buttons, beads and zips attached. They provide simple stimulation for the hands and the mind for people living with dementia. The Twiddlemuffs phenomenon was embraced with great enthusiasm at Hanover. Staff on estates and in offices knitted and decorated hundreds of them. They were used on estates and some of them were donated to Durham County Council to distribute to people with dementia. We have a Twiddlemuff knitting pattern (pdf, 270kb) for online viewing or downloading.
Being diagnosed with dementia is not in itself a reason to stop driving - what matters from a legal and practical viewpoint is whether the person is still able to drive safely. Helpful information is available on the Alzheimer's Society website.