About

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.

WHO ARE WE?

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.

OUR ETHOS?

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.

Training

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…

Activity Club

Our Activity Day clubs all run in the same way and so wherever you attend you will recognise the structure. They all adhere to the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. All of our clubs run from 10am until 4pm and…

E-Learning

Want to improve your memory but not sure how? You really can teach old dogs new tricks with our new easy step by step guides to improving your brain performance all from the comfort of your own home. These fun…

TESTIMONIAL

"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