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. 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.

In addition to our regular Friday meetings we get together socially for support group meals. Some of us also attend local dementia friendly events organised by third parties (see below).



The standard meetings are held in the Community Room on the third floor at Crouch End Picturehouse. Other events are at various locactions, such as:



Scheduled Meetings and Gatherings in the comming weeks



1400 -1600 Singing for the Brain Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace


1400-1600 YOYO meet up/social Crouch End Picturehouse, 3rd floor Community Room


1400 -1600 YOYO meet up/tea + concert  by Academy Vocal Ensemble St Marylebone Church, NW1 5LT


1300 - 1500 Cycling with Clare Hackney Wick
11/04/19 1400 - 1600

Singing for the Brain

Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace
12/04/19 1430 - 1600

YOYO meet up/Music for the Moment. Recital by Amy Strachan (soprano) & Seungwon Lee (piano) from the Royal Academy of Music.

Wigmore Hall  36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, W1U 2BP. To book: Kathryn on 020 7321 2702 or


1500 - 1615

Songhaven concert + tea. Free, booking essential

St Paul’s Knightsbridge, 32a Wilton Place, SW1X 8SH. To book: 020 7201 9999 or

16/04/19 1800 - 2100

YOYO Pub meet-up/drop-in

Great Northern Railway Tavern, Hornsey High Street


1400 - 1600   

Discover the Wallace Collection – with interactive tours, discussion, object handling, and art & craft. Tea & coffee provided.

Manchester Square, W1U 3BN. To book: Vanessa on 020 7563 9577 or email


1845 Carer meal Melange, Crouch End


1030 for film at 1100 Film Screening (Dementia friendly) “The African Queen” Crouch End Picturehouse


1400 - 1600 YOYO meeting - Karate with Marie + social Crouch End Picturehouse, 3rd floor Community Room


1300 - 1530 YOYO Laughing Yoga Contact YoYo for details at the email address below
29/04/19               1400 - 1530

Dementia Friendly Tour at Victoria & Albert Museum.

Meeting Point: Sackler Centre, entrance from Exhibition Road. To book: 020 7942 2000 or email


Register your interest

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