Walking and dementia
Many Walking for Health walks are short, flat and safe, and as such are suitable for people with dementia and their carers. Some schemes can also offer shorter or slower paced walk options.
Before joining a walk, to make sure it is appropriate and to discuss any particular needs, it's always worth contacting the scheme. Scheme contact details can be found through our WalkFinder.
A small number of schemes run dementia-friendly walks that have been designed specifically to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers. Generally, these walks will:
Many schemes across the country offer walks that can accomodate people with dementia, so please use the WalkFinder to find out about your local walks. We are also aware that the following schemes currently offer specific dementia-friendly walks - follow the links to find contact details on the page and ask for more information:
The following organisations provide additional information about dementia, as well as local services, networks and training: