Dementia Matters 

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Couple worried about dementia

lymington - a dementia friendly community

Volunteer members of the Lymington Dementia Action Group (LDAG) try to help people living with dementia to feel welcomed and secure in our community and to live as independently as possible for as long as possible. 

Many thanks to Lymington resident, Peter Dean, who recently wrote this thoughtful poem about dementia, entitled 'It Will Still Be Me

What support is available? 

Given the support they need people with dementia can continue to live independently in the community for longer.  With appropriate activities available on a regular basis they can continue to socialise and enjoy doing the things they used to do, and take up new activities too.  Carers get some respite and a chance to meet and chat with others dealing with the same issues.

Regular events and activities - click the links for more information

  • Dementia Support Group at The Coates Centre -  monthly coffee morning for people with dementia and their partners and carers, find out about the support available locally
  • Weekly "pop up cafe" on Friday afternoons at Court Lodge
  • Art classes run by Dementia New Forest:  Monday mornings 10-12, alternating between Milford on Sea community centre and Linden House in Lymington as venues. Please call ahead to book a place beforehand as numbers are limited.
  • Together in Harmony - twice monthly music sessions with Frances Attwood for people living with dementia in the community - held at Boldre Memorial Hall

Helpful articles and information


Want to know more about dementia?

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing and is not confined to the elderly. The term dementia describes a set of symptoms that occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, such as Alzhimers or a series or small strokes. Find out more about dementia.

Dementia friendly events

Dementia friendly organisations

Lymington Dementia Action Group

The Lymington Dementia Action Group (LDAG) is a group of volunteers based in and near Lymington. It was formed initially as part of a national initiative to encourage communities to recognise that the increasing number of people living with dementia and their carers need our understanding and support. Learn more about LDAG.

Dementia friendly Lymington - businesses and events

Events organised in Lymington and surrounding areas by LDAG and other local organisations, including music events, sports events, tea dances and Dementia Friends meetings. Find out what's on in our Events Calendar.

A number of shops, places and organisations in Lymington are now 'dementia friendly' - for details, see Dementia friendly Lymington

Find dementia help and support

If you’re worried about possible dementia symptoms, or if a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia and you need support or information about local facilities available, click here.

Whatever your needs or concerns about dementia, Lymington Dementia Action Group will try to point you in the right direction to get more information, advice or support. The team would also be interested in hearing your comments, suggestions or experiences related to dementia services and facilities in the area. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

news of recent events 

Quiz boosts Dementia Action

Team members from five New Forest care homes went into battle for a ‘fiercely competitive but fun’ quiz in aid of the Lymington Dementia Action Group. Read more.

Tea Dance Delight

On Saturday 6th May 2017, people in our local community living with dementia, together with their families and carers, attended Lymington Dementia Action Groups 4th Tea Dance. Held at the Lymington Centre from 2-4pm, guests enjoyed tea and cakes supplied by Colten Care, on vintage bone china which had been supplied very generously by Jane Rowlatt. The fabulous entertainment, which got everybody singing and dancing, was provided by Retro Rita, who sang a selection of songs from the 40's and 50's. The event was attended by over 62 people and thanks also goes to members of the Lymington Lions Club for their continued help and support on the day.

LDAG trip to Exbury Gardens

Lymington Dementia Action Group organised an outing to Exbury Gardens in June, with picnic and train rides on the steam railway. It was a great success and more trips like this are planned. 

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