Independent Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Groups

This page has information on independent groups that operate throughout the UK.

The information contained herein is provided as supplied by the group and REPoD takes no responsability for its content nor to any content seen by following links from this site.

We hope to be continually adding groups to this page so bookmark and check back regularly.

ACE(Active Community Engagement) - Rhyl

The award winning ACE club: ACTIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT for younger people living with dementia pioneered in 2002 by mental health nurse Vivienne Davies-Quarrell celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.  The ACE club is a voluntary group consisting of younger people living with dementia and their families and supporters.  It is unfunded and relies on its own fundraising to provide a range of activities.

Very active in raising awareness locally and nationally - we are developing an ACE connect network of younger people across Wales and beyond who would benefit from the ACE approach - Autonomy, Confidence, Empowerment and are looking to support others in developing ACE clubs.

The club meets at the Botanical Gardens Cafe in Rhyl on most alternate Tuesdays and also arrange trips and activities.

Contact: Vivienne Davies-Quarrell

Web site: The Aceclub

Email: Vivienne Davies-Quarrell

Action on Dementia Sunderland

Our purpose is to provide support to people, within the City, who have dementia and also to their families and friends.  We also work to promote their interests.  As an independent, local group, we can guarantee that all funds raised and donations received will be used towards those ends.

We currently operate two Memory Cafés (each held monthly) based on the REPoD model. A third one is soon to be established.  We have also been actively engaged in a number of events to raise public awareness of dementia.

Web site:

Email: Action on Dementia Sunderland

Barnsley Independent Alzheimer's and Dementia Support (BIADS)

Registered charity number: 1140201

Company limited by guarantee: 7362470

Manager - Linda Pattison
c/o Barnsley Community Build
187 Sheffield Road
S70 4DE

Telephone: 01226 280057

Web site:

Email: BIADS

Winner of BMBC's Service Excellence Awards 2011 for Best Voluntary Service Provision

Windsor Dementia Support

We are a small group of volunteers and are currently well advanced in discussions with Winchester Rotary about starting a jointly run monthly reminiscence group for people with dementia and their carers.  In addition we run our own monthly 'music time' and tea party events, as well as undertaking some home visiting to provide information and support.

Contact: Alan Fowler

Email: Alan Fowler

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NHS Dental Fines Scandal

An NHS automated system has been incorrectly fining people with dementia.  Read the full article here on the BBC News website.

Barnstaple Link Rotary Club

The club is launching a new project to help people with dementia which will complement the activities of Barnstaple's Memory Café.  Read more...

MHA launch Joyce's Music Video

MHA have launched Joyce's music video on YouTube showing the power of music therapy in helping people with dementia.

Dementia Friendly Communities

Various bodies, both government and others are promoting the setting up of dementia friendly communities.  To see what's involved and how you can be part of it, go to our dementia friendly communities page.  You can also read this PDF document (1.5MB)

Service Above Self

It is with much pleasure that we announce that the Chair of REPoD, Dr. Geri Parlby, has been awarded the 'Rotary International Service above Self Award' for her outstanding contributions to the REPoD effort over the 6 years since its inception.  We feel that all who know her will feel that this award was well deserved.

Hands across the water

The REPoD message is spreading and not just within the UK.  Read this email extract from a couple in Washington DC.

Dementia Adventure

Looking for a break / holiday for someone you care for or yourself - then take a look at this web site.

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