Dementia Adventure has delivered a number of successful partnership projects with the VisitWoods teams at the Woodland Trust in England and Scotland since our first pilot project together in April 2011.
Below you will find various resources, including films and reports, which have been produced as a result of this partnership. We have learnt that there are a variety of physical, emotional and social benefits for people living with dementia to be derived from getting out into woodlands. We have also successfully delivered large woodland celebration events with over 80 people spending the day together in a woodland. Would you like a woodland celebration in your area?
Click here to see the film of the Woodland Celebration Day which took place on the 24th July 2012. We convened 77 people, including 38 people living with dementia, who enjoyed a day of activity out in nature, which was also blessed by the sunshine. Thanks go to Alzheimer Scotland's Facing Dementia Together project, to members of the Scottish Dementia Working Group and to the VisitWoods team for making the whole day possible - and for providing every participant with their own tree and goodie bag! An individual with dementia said “I loved seeing it all…sun on my skin for the first time in ages.”
Download our NEW RESOURCE "Wood if we could" - an Adventure Leaders guide to enabling groups to benefit from visiting woods, complete with group leader templates.
Download our "Wandering in the woods" report - a research based pilot project delivered in 2011, with Caring Homes, complete with case studies.
You may also be interested in downloading the VisitWoods group resources including photo, audio and video trail packs.
Please call us on 01245 237548 to see if we can help your group get out into woodland
During my time working with Neil, I have found the depth and quality of his work extremely impressive, and his work with Dementia Adventure something he takes great care over in ensuring the integrity of all he does. I would recommend Dementia Adventure to anyone considering seeking advice or support in developing and offering opportunities to people living with dementia
Gail Graham, Visit Woods