chapter  14
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Green exercise and dementia

WithNEIL MAPES

Dementia Adventure was set up after supporting Annie and Vic and my mother and subsequently hundreds of other families living with dementia stretching over two decades. The problem that we identified was rather simple: when dementia came into the life of an individual all too often that person was indoors too much of the time at a clear detriment to their physical health, emotional and social well-being. We simply wanted to get more people out of their rooms and buildings more of the time. We wanted to offer people more choices and more opportunities to get out into nature. Our mission is to enable people living with dementia to get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.