The Romsey Dementia Action Group is a team of dedicated volunteers who aim to increase awareness of dementia and help to improve the lives of those living with dementia in our local community. Romsey has been named a dementia friendly town since May 2015. We at Romdag are very proud of that title and aim to retain it through increased awareness, activites and engagement. Romdag is registered under the Test Valley Community Services charity (no.1061655 Ref. Romdag).
Improving the lives of people living with dementia through meaningful activity groups
Through regular activity groups that are not only dementia-friendly but are also research-evidenced as being appropriate, meaningful activities - often with some health benefits too.
Our activity groups are suitable for those living with dementia and their
caregivers to enjoy & we are always looking for volunteers or support to
ensure these activity groups can continue for those who love them.
Raising awareness of dementia across our community
A number of our volunteers are trained as Dementia Friends Champions. Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society led initiative that aims to raise awareness and understanding of dementia. We have provided these locally to Scout groups, businesses, activity groups and churches.
Dementia Action week
Each year, there is a whole week dedicated to raising awareness about dementia. And each year we are able to extend our efforts in our wonderful town of Romsey. In the past we have had market stalls full of dementia information, held Dementia Friends sessions & launched new exciting projects & activity groups. This year will be no different.
Demfest - a dementia festival
That's right! Every year we produce a dementia festival - Demfest - with our good friends & hosts Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Demfest is a free event full of fun for all to attend. There are a growing number of information stands where you can learn about local services, live music throughout the day, we also showcase our wonderful activity groups too. There is something for everyone whether you are living with dementia or know someone who is, are a healthcare professional looking to network or even a child looking for a fun day of entertainment & activities.