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Lilly and Pat
cognitive stimulation in the garden

The Mede @ Nelson Close

The Mede was created to provide a day care facility for people living with Dementia in the local community. We are located in Topsham, Devon providing the perfect setting for our activity days.

Activity Days at Nelson Close

Although there is no cure for memory loss, deterioration can be slowed down through the use of trusted methods. 


Activity days at Nelson Close are run by Occupational Therapists and volunteers with a high staff ratio. There is usually a lack of facilities for people when they are first diagnosed, which is exactly the time when activity and stimulation is required. Our main priority is to treat the members with dignity and tailor the sessions to their individual requirements. This includes visits to our beach hut, our allotment, local farms and sites of interests. We enjoy regular local visitors who share their talents to entertain or even teach the members new skills. For example our celebrity chef Orlando, a bagpiper and the owner of a local cheese shop to name a few!

Visit our facebook page for up-to-date photos of our sessions and trips out.

Activity Day Structure

10am-4pm (Mondays-Wednesdays and Thursdays 10-2)

Members are welcomed with a tea or coffee and a 2 course, home cooked meal is provided at lunch time.

Activity Day Rates

Activity days are from £84 a day. This includes everything mentioned above. For more information and any questions you may have please click here to contact Sallie.

Open 50 weeks of the year (not open bank holidays)


The sessions are based on the principles of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy – an alternative to medication.  It’s simple, effective and good fun.  Its evidence based and recommended by NICE.  The key principles are:


  • No testing - stimulate discussion using opinions and feelings

  • Using reality orientation subtly and sensitively 

  • Consistently ran – helping to orientate and create a familiar environment 

  • Getting to know members and provide activities that are suitable and important 

  • Focusing on strengths rather than limitations – all are encouraged to keep a hand in everyday tasks as well as trying something new

  • Full of fun – members enjoy their time with us and help feel stimulated and supported and have a good time


Contact Us

If you would like to speak to me personally, or to make a booking please call me on:

07718 976 072  


If you would rather email, please use the address below, and provide your name, address and telephone number and I will come back to you.

Please rest assured none of your information will be sold or shared to any third parties and you are able to change you preferences at anytime by contacting us by phone, post or email. We will only contact you in reference to any bookings you have enquired about at The Mede. 


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