A DEMENTIA charity is inviting residents to spend a day at sea.

Dementia Adventure is coming to the Dengie to give patients and carers the opportunity to spend the day on an original Thames Barge.

Anne Swindell volunteered for Dementia Adventure but has since been a recipient of their support when her mum was diagnosed with dementia.

She said: “After my mum was diagnosed, it was like her existing capacity was lost.

“We became invisible, even for us as carers it is very isolating.

“This is where Dementia Adventure has played a very important part in my family’s life – they see you.”

The Blackwater sailing event with the Sea Change Sailing Trust will take place between Monday and Friday next week. To find out more, visit dementiaadventure.co.uk.