Dementia support groups and services

This page details some of the Dementia Support activities and groups available locally

Singing for the Brain – Dementia Support group

The Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain groups use singing and other activities to bring together people with dementia or memory loss.

Click here to watch a video of a group of participants talking about their experience of Singing for the Brain


    • Calcot – Tuesdays 1030 – 1200 at Kennet Valley Free Church, Carters Rise in Fords Farm, RG31 7YT.
    • Emmer Green – Fridays 1030 – 1200 at St. Barnabas Church Hall, 20 St. Barnabas Road, RG4 8RA.
    • Wokingham – Tuesdays 1030 – 1200 at The Cornerstone, All Saints Church, Norreys Avenue, RG40 1UE.
    • Charvil – Thursdays 1030 – 1200 at Charvil Village Hall, Park Lane, RG10 9TR.
    • Burghfield Common – Every other Weds 1330 – 1500 at Burghfield Common Methodist Church Hall, Reading Road, RG7 3QA.

There are also groups in Wokingham, Bracknell, Newbury, Maidenhead, and Charvil.

To find out more contact the Alzheimer’s Society’s Reading office on 0118 959 6482.

Greyfriars Activities Group – Reading dementia support group

What is it? – Themed activities
When is it? – on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1030 – 1230.
Where is it? – at Greyfriars Church, Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1EH.
Contact Reading office on 0118 959 6482

Empowerment Group – dementia support group

What is it? – Come and have your say! Encouraging people with dementia to speak out about issues affecting their lives.
When is it? – 3rd Monday of the month from 1400 – 1600
Where is it? – at the Alzheimer’s Society office Reading.
Contact Reading office on 0118 959 6482

Gardening / craft

What is it? – Nature related craft activities.
When is it? – Tuesdays once a month 1030-1200.
Where is it? – Ufton Nervet / For venues contact Reading office.
Contact Reading office on 01628626331

Dance back in time – Maidenhead

What is it? – Music, dancing and afternoon tea.
When is it? – Last Tues of every month 1400-1530.
Where is it? – Highview, North Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1PL.
Contact Annabel on 01628626331

Poetry Group – Midgham

What is it? – Bring along your favourite poem to share over lunch.
When is it? – Sep 27th & Nov 15th from 1230.
Where is it? – Berkshire Arms, Midgham, RG7 5UX.
Contact Reading office on 0118 959 6482

Yoga – Thatcham

What is it? – Relaxing seated exercise, suitable for all abilities.
When is it? – Fridays 1400-1530.
Where is it? – Thatcham Rugby Club, Henwick Lane, RG18 3BN
Contact Reading office on 0118 959 6482

Dementia / Memory Cafe

What is it? – An opportunity to meet regularly and talk about living with dementia in an informal social environment.  Information provided about dementia, local services and practical tips about living well with dementia.
When is it? – 2nd Friday of each month 1030-1200.
Where is it? – Coopers Hill Community Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 7QS
Contact Reading office on 0118 959 6482

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