Supporting people to live well with dementia

Dementia consultancy
therapy and training

Founded in 2010 by two nurses, Memory Matters SW CIC is a Community Interest Company designed to support those living with dementia. The team create services in the local community based on the needs of those living with dementia and their families.

Memory Matters enjoy sharing what they do through training and collaborating with local and national organisations for the good of those who need support.


Memory Matters was founded and is managed by Laura Walker, a Mental Health Nurse and Kate Smith, a Registered General Nurse, who between them have over 35 years of clinical experience and a passion for working with people with dementia and their carers’.

Memory Matters are a team of 12, consisting of Activity Workers, Club Facilitators, Care home Session Presenters, Trainers and administration support.


All humans have an in-built desire to engage in activity and occupation. This doesn’t change with a diagnosis of dementia but the symptoms create real challenges.

Memory Matters aim to support people to live well with dementia through engagement in meaningful activity and occupation informed by gaining an understanding of who people are, what is important to them and how they like to spend their time.


Memory Matters’ courses are energetic, interactive and enjoyable and will increase staff’s understanding of the key concepts of person-centred care. The positive learning experience we provide will enthuse your staff and engage them in understanding the needs and experience of…

Memory Workshops

Our FREE Memory Matters Workshops: Our informal workshops are proven to slow the progress of dementia through Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)* Come along and share common everyday difficulties with others in an environment where you are not the only one…

Memory Training

Want to improve your memory but not sure how? Our brains start shrinking from the age of 20 years. Whilst this can sound a little alarming, you may have noticed how some people have an amazing ability to remember brilliantly…


"I cannot express how wonderful I found the whole experience I felt understood, reassured comforted, inspired and came away with a wealth of information. We truly bless the day we found Memory Matters."
Mr. Emmett, Saltash