Creative Dementia in Blackheath

Age Exchange is proud of its long 40 year history using reminiscence arts to measurably improve the well-being and quality of life for people living with dementia. The charity currently delivers 8 different group reminiscence programmes each week in London and the South East offering a range of activities including reminiscence, arts and crafts, music and movement.

Our Creative Dementia programme offers a wide range of activities including reminiscence, arts and crafts, music and movement. Our  groundbreaking dementia intervention practice RADIQL™ uses Reminiscence Arts to deliver dementia services in a wide variety of settings. Our expertise includes outreach to community arts projects, care home person-centred care and arts based groups for the carers of those with dementia. We have projects in Blackheath, across Lambeth and national projects with our partner Community Integrated Care.

Our groups

Tuesday Club (11am-1pm) weekly

For people living with dementia and their carer. Come along and enjoy reminiscence, creative arts, music and movement delivered by our great team of arts professionals and our wonderful volunteers. A warm welcome awaits!

Joyful Voices (11am-1pm) Thursdays

This is a very exciting new venture for people living with dementia and their carers, and people who are dementia friendly. Come and learn to sing in our choir, Joyful Voices, and enjoy learning a wide range of songs from all genres. Weekly rehearsals will lead to public performances at different times throughout the year. Everyone is welcome to come along and share they joy of singing together – singers and those who think they can’t!

Dance for Health (2pm-3.30pm) Thursdays

Have fun, get fit. Improve your balance, co-ordination and flexibility. All our sessions are designed to enhance your physical and mental well-being. Make friends and enjoy dancing as a group seated or standing. Please note the time has changed from February.

These are funded projects. Your donation can help keep the groups running. It’s quick and easy to donate.

Sessions may not be available at certain times of year, i.e. Easter, Summer, Christmas and are subject to change

Where to find us

All groups take place in our Bakehouse Theatre in Blackheath and are free to attend.

Referrals and volunteers

If you want to refer someone to one of our new dementia groups or self refer please call Salma Hameed our Dementia Services Co-ordinator on 07729 107 520 or email

Alternatively you can fill out a referral form
If you require help in filling out the form please contact Salma

Please also contact Salma if you are interested in volunteering for the groups.

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