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Looking for walking group or dog walking for husband

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by kezzahana, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. kezzahana

    kezzahana Registered User

    Aug 3, 2014
    8
    Kent
    Hello, I am trying to find an activity for my husband who has frontotempural dementia and is 51 years old to do with a carer.
    We live in west kent can anyone recommend anything or something similar please.
    Thanks
     
  2. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    #2 jeany123, Sep 30, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2015
    If you put your postcode in here there might be one of these near you ,
    https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/?gclid=CIXppZ_qnsgCFeoJwwodlRMNUQ

    This says 20s to 50s so might include him ,
    http://www.wkwg.org.uk/West_Kent/Home.html

    http://www.kentramblers.org.uk/North West Kent/north-west-kent.htm


    I don't know if this is near to you http://www.westerhamramblers.org.uk/ramblers/
     
  3. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
    3,072
    Devon
    Have you looked at whether there is a University of the Third Age near you kezzahana? They have all sorts of activities - not necessarily academic, usually all sorts of walking groups.
     
  4. thebes

    thebes Registered User

    Feb 10, 2014
    163
    London
    Does he have any interest in golf, it's one activity that has continued to give my OH a lot of pleasure and as he got more frail ( he's 86) we gradually reduced from 9 holes to just the putting green, then just a few holes of that. These days we go and watch, and sometimes do 1 or 2 holes, holding onto his walker.
    We have used public courses, not the posh clubs, and found one which is very sympathetic to our situation, and even let him take his walker onto the green. Whenhe wanted a lesson to improve his swing, I talked to the pro about his AZ, and he was very willing to try to coach him, saying he could always do it for however long it held his attention, and then just play a few holes with him.
    May not be any use in your situation I know but I have been very touched by how helpful they were in trying to help him keep up this interest.
    We also played the local crazy golf until very recently.
     

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