Dementia appeal

Support us to provide life-enhancing equipment and technology for our residents and members living with dementia.

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At MHA, we're passionate about providing exceptional support for people living with dementia, their family, and friends. We believe that by building relationships with the residents' and members’ families and friends, and the wider community, we are able to provide the understanding and empathy to help people with dementia live later life well.

We developed our own Dementia Strategy in 2019 that has helped shape the life-enhancing support we provide.

We rely on donations to provide extra support to our residents and members living with dementia. Our funds go towards investing in these items:

Key 2 Me

Communication is much more than just an exchange of words; for many older people, it’s a lifeline. Key 2 Me has the potential to initiate meaningful conversations that may have otherwise remained unspoken. 

The Key 2 Me keyrings aim to connect residents, carers, loved ones and visitors across all our homes by unlocking special memories that spark reminiscent talks across the generations. Through a range of picture cards and question prompts relating to a series of different topics, Key 2 Me makes starting those all-important conversations easier.

Robotic pets

Thanks to our fundraising efforts and generous donations, we have been able to fund robotic, interactive pets in all our care homes and retirement living.

The cats and dogs bring moments of calm and companionship to people living with dementia. Our residents love to sit with them on their lap, stroking them as it responds back just as a real pet would.


Thanks to funding, we've been able to purchase HUGs for our care homes and provide training sessions for colleagues on how to use them.

The HUG has been designed and researched by Cardiff Metropolitan University to help comfort people living with dementia and replicate the same feelings they would get from hugging a relative or loved one.

The purpose of the sensory product is to be cuddled, it also has a beating heart within its soft body and you can play a person's favourite music to bring calm and comfort.

Relish (formerly Active Minds)

We partnered with Relish as their mission is to create positive, mindfully designed, person-centered activity products and games to help people feel engaged and have fun.

All of our care homes have Relish activity packs which contain products to support a variety of activities for people living with cognitive impairments, and visual and dexterity challenges. The products have been designed specifically for care settings.

Whatever the interests; puzzles, painting, sensory or board games, there is something in the box for everyone as well as activities that can be completed in a group, or in

Read more about how we support people living with dementia >

We’d love to be able to do even more to support our residents and members living with dementia. Click below to donate now and help even more people to live later life well.

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