Help people living with dementia be active in your community
Use our toolkit to map a walk for people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy
This toolkit will help local community groups and organisations to map a walk in their area for people living with dementia to enjoy with their carers to enjoy.
Walking is a fantastic way for people living with dementia to be active, with benefits including reducing the severity of some symptoms, improving their overall wellbeing, and helping reduce feelings of isolation within their community.
The Norfolk Easy Ambles toolkit includes a checklist of things to consider including practical considerations and reminiscence prompts to stimulate memories and conversation. There's also a video explaining the process of mapping a dementia-friendly walk.
Mapping your own walk can help to:
- Help people living with dementia to feel part of your community
- Benefit health and wellbeing by giving people living with dementia more opportunities to be active
- Improve engagement with local services and organisations
Use the checklist below to make sure your walk is dementia-friendly, and watch the video for a more detailed explanation of how to map your walk.
Dementia Friendly Walks Audit Checklist (PDF, 210 Kb)
If you need any advice or guidance in developing a dementia accessible walk or have questions about using the toolkit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Norfolk Easy Ambles series of dementia-friendly walks
The Norfolk Easy Ambles series is a suite of 9 walking routes that have been designed to support people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy an accessible walk, with points of interest and sensory talking points to engage in conversation and stimulate reminiscence. These leaflets can be freely downloaded below.
You can also order printed copies of the leaflets from the Health Information Leaflet Service.
Click on these links to download a leaflet.
About the Norfolk Easy Ambles
The Norfolk Easy Ambles programme has been funded by SAIL, a partnership project between Active Norfolk and Norfolk County Council's Environment Team with support from Public Health. The project aims to stimulate active ageing, longer independent living, and less dependence on traditional health and social care services.