Dementia friendly sports clubs and venues guide launched

The Alzheimer’s Society has published a practical guide for making clubs and venues more accessible and inclusive for people living with dementia – and it includes information on us here at Sporting Memories!

The practical guide is aimed towards organisations wishing to tackle these challenges by becoming more accessible and inclusive for people affected by dementia and within the guide there is a feature on our work here at Sporting Memories and how our sessions support those living with dementia.

The guide also includes a case study on our club run in partnership with the MCC at Lord’s, the home of cricket. You can read more about our club at Lord’s alongside reading about the impact it has had on club member Andrea.

Andrea had no interest in cricket and had also never been to Lord’s, despite living a short walk away. After attending a few Sporting Memories sessions she developed a keen interest in cricket the Lord’s Cricket Ground’s history, and the laws of the game.

The guide also contains many other brilliant organisations who provide a range of activities and guidance on how to support those living with dementia.

Chris Wilkins, CEO of Sporting Memories, commented: “We’re pleased to be included within the Alzheimer’s Society new guide for dementia friendly sports club and venues, as it shows how our clubs can support those living with dementia and their loved ones.”

If you would like to find out how you can stay accessible and inclusive for people affected by dementia, download a copy of the guide here -


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