North London Young Onset Dementia Support Group

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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).

 

Where:

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

02/08/17

1400-1600

Cycling: Positive Spin

Finsbury Park, near tennis courts

04/08/17

1400-1500

YoYo Yoga with Clare

Crouch End Picture House - Community Room

07/08/17

1530-1700

History walk – Stroud Green

World’s End pub, Finsbury Park

09/08/17     

1400-1600    

Cycling: Positive Spin

Finsbury Park, near tennis courts                                 

10/08/17

1515

Theatre: ‘Rabbits’ - dementia friendly performance

Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
11/08/17      1330-1500      

YoYo CST for people with dementia

Crouch End Picture House - Community Room
11/08/17 1330-1500

Carers’ meeting

Crouch End Picture House - Dining room
16/08/17 1400-1800

Cycling: Positive Spin

Finsbury Park, near tennis courts
16/08/17 1845-2200

YoYo Carer meal

Restaurant/Crouch End (TBC)

18/08/17

1400-1500 YoYo Yoga with Clare Crouch End Picture House - Community Room

23/08/17

1400-1600 Cycling: Positive Spin Finsbury Park, near tennis courts

24/08/17   

1030 Cinema: dementia friendly Jungle Book Crouch End Picture House

25/08/17

1400-1500    YoYo Dance with Takeshi Crouch End Picture House - Community Room

31/08/17

1845-2200 YoYo Carer meal tbc

 

Register your interest

To register your interest, contact Jim Horton by email at jimhorton@hotmail.com