Memory Days enable people with and without dementia to share an experience which has nothing to do with dementia and everything to do with pleasure, relaxation, celebration and togetherness. The greatest testament to memory days is that participants would not know who had dementia and who didn't. We share the experience not because we are affected by dementia but because we are affected by cricket in many unique ways. The Dementia Training Company
Memory Days definitely inspire people Hampshire Cricket Members Committee
Such lovely occasions in a safe and secure space with engaging meaningful and stimulating conversation providing opportunities for those who would unfortunately now rarely have social interaction T&A, Memory Day visitors
Our people were so engaged throughout the day and had such a wonderful time, they all thoroughly enjoyed the day and will be attending again, please! Thank you for a very positive experience. Adults’ Health and Care, Hampshire County Council
Coming along to this Memory Day certainly made R’s day. Thank you. My friend never stopped talking it about all the way home and he remembered to tell his wife of the people he met; a real first. Martin
Just to say a big thank you for a great day last Saturday. It gave a much-needed respite for all of us and especially my dad at a time when he has not been coping so well. It also got my mum out of the house and she had a really good day too. It is so much more than just a ticket to see a cricket match. It was a whole day of fun laughter and interaction with others and being able to encourage my mum to 'get out' as she has been lacking in confidence and suffering back pain and this has had a negative impact on the Alzheimer's and caused extra strain on dad. It provided my dad with much needed respite and to see my mum out and enjoying herself was therapeutic for my dad too. Thanks again.... JC
Would you like to become involved; We will actively seek to establish Buddy Systems which will provide opportunities for people to continue coming to cricket matches where ordinarily a change in personal circumstances may have prevented their attendance. Such Buddy Systems we hope would continue throughout the off-season too. We will work with local cricket clubs to educate and facilitate change which makes their own facilities more welcoming to such groups, particularly in the development of Dementia Awareness Training and ensuring that our local clubs become Dementia Friends.