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Looking for walking group or dog walking for husband

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
 

jeany123

Registered User
Mar 24, 2012
19,036
70
Durham
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
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/
 
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esmeralda

Registered User
Nov 27, 2014
3,074
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.
 

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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