Get out for a dementia friendly walk
Our Norfolk Easy Ambles are tailor-made for people with dementia and their carers to enjoy.
Organisations such as the Alzheimer's Society and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have championed the impact that being active can have on reducing the impact and severity of some symptoms associated with dementia. Even small amounts of activity can make a significant difference to a person's overall health and wellbeing.
Walking is often seen as one of the most accessible forms of activity, and can be a significant therapeutic tool when supporting people living with dementia.
Our aim is to make walking more accessible in Norfolk for people living with dementia and their carers.
We have created a suite of dementia friendly walks, the Norfolk Easy Ambles series, which contains 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.
For groups and organisations that would like to develop their own dementia friendly walks, we have produced a useful toolkit - see below.
Click on these links to download a leaflet.
Would you like to set up your own dementia friendly walk?
We have developed a toolkit to help other local groups and organisations identify and map their own dementia friendly walk. An audit checklist which includes key considerations is below.
How to identify and map a dementia friendly walk (PDF, 210 Kb)
If you have mapped your own dementia accessible walk, and are interested in contributing to the Norfolk Easy Ambles series, get in touch with us and we'll help you map out the next steps. Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
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.