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


1400-1500 Activity to be confirmed Crouch End Picturehouse - Community Room


1530 History Walk - Highbury Starting at Highbury & Islington Tube


1400-1515 CST for people with dementia Crouch End Picturehouse - Community Room 


1400-1515 YOYO carers’ IAPT workshop Crouch End Picturehouse – 1st Floor 


1845 YOYO carers' meal Melange, Crouch End


1400-1500 YOYO Yoga with clare - to be confirmed Crouch End Picturehouse - Community Room   


1030 Dementia Friendly Screening of “Pal Joey” Crouch End Picturehouse


1400-1500   Dance with Takeshi followed by a YOYO meeting Crouch End Picturehouse - Community Room      


Register your interest

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