North London Young Onset Dementia Support Group


About the Meetings:

We (“YoYo”) are a self-organised, self-financed group, consisting of people diagnosed with various forms of young onset dementia and their partners/carers. There are currently eleven couples active in YoYo. However members do not have to join with a partner. Those in YoYo who have been diagnosed with dementia are at different stages in the progression of their condition.

We generally meet on Fridays and have had a variety of topics and activities; ranging from discussing a London manifesto on dementia, through group cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) to yoga, dance and nature walks. At our meetings we also have guest speakers and discuss new ideas for different activities. The general pattern of meetings is:

  • 1st and 3rd Friday in the month – Yoga
  • 2nd Friday in the month – CST and a parallel carers meting
  • 4th Friday in the month – an all members YoYo Meeting

In addition to these monthly meetings we get together socially for support group meals:  most of these are for the whole group but occasionally we have meals just for the carers. Some of us also attend local dementia friendly events organised by third parties (see below).



The standard meetings are held in the Community Room at Crouch End Picturehouse. In addition, some of us attend events organised by other groups, such as:


Scheduled Meetings and Gatherings



YoYo Yoga with Clare

Crouch End Picturehouse - Community Room



History Walk - Highgate

Starting at "The Woodman" near Highgate Tube



CST for people with dementia

Crouch End Picturehouse - Community Room


1400-1515 YOYO carers’ meeting and facilitated workshop Crouch End Picturehouse – 1st Floor



Singing for the Brain

Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace                                 
21/09/17      1030    

Dementia Friendly Screening of “Jailhouse Rock”

Crouch End Picturehouse 
22/09/17 1400-1500

YOYO “Otago”

Crouch End Picturehouse - Community Room


1800 YOYO Meal for carers and partners Cote Brasserie, Muswell Hill
29/09/17 1400-1500

YOYO Yoga with Clare

Crouch End Picturehouse - Community Room


Register your interest

To register your interest, contact Rose de Paeztron by email at