Dancing to Live Well with Dementia in Lewisham

Keep Dancing Groups - dancing to live well with dementia in Lewisham

Lewisham MindCare Dementia Support has gained one year’s funding to run Keep Dancing groups for people with dementia and their carers, living in the London Borough of Lewisham.

The Keep Dancing groups began on 6th January 2017 and will run for one year, providing two group sessions per month, every other Friday at the Abbots Hall Road Healthy Lifestyle Centre in Catford. The Keep Dancing Group is funded by the Catford South Assembly of Lewisham Council.

The groups provide theme-based music and dance, which help people with dementia reminiscence about early life experiences. The gentle dance sessions also help people with dementia and their carers to stay active as possible, provide social interaction with other people from the local community and provide carers with an opportunity to do something enjoyable with the person they care for, creating new experiences and memories.

If you would like more information about the Keep Dancing group, please contact Lewisham MindCare.