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Alzheimer's Society Visit Posted or Updated on 9 May 2024

Mountwood Meeting - Alzheimer’s Society

April 2024 Dr Liz Hermaszewska

We were delighted to host two representatives from the Alzheimer's Society at our third educational meeting for patients. We are grateful to the Patient Participation Group for organizing these meetings. 

We learned that dementia is not a normal part of aging- it is a disease process.

Dementia develops and affects any bits of the brain and any processes and functions, so that it causes different issues in different people. 

Living well with dementia is the goal. 

Support for carers is vital. 

Alzheimer’s Society has an excellent website 

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

  • which provides detailed advice about all aspects of diagnosis, medical treatments, practicalities of caring for someone with dementia, research and how to participate etc. as well as how to reduce our risk of developing dementia. 

Hilllingdon is fortunate to have a great team of dementia support workers who can help anyone affected by dementia, and offer advice e.g. financial issues, behaviour management strategies, access to respite care, and support for carers. 

Our Northwood advisor is Julia, tel 01895 811206 or 07803 115535

Email: harrowandhillingdon@alzheimers.org.uk 

You can also meet her to chat about things here:

Templeton Café

Fairfield Church

Windsor Close

Northwood

HA6 1PD

Fortnightly on Tuesdays:

May Tuesday 7th, 21st 1pm to 2:30pm

June Tuesday 4th, 18th 1pm to 2:30pm

July Tuesday 2nd, 16th, 30th 1pm to 2:30pm

August Tuesday 13th, 27th 1pm to 2:30pm

September Tuesday 10th, 24th 1pm to 2:30pm

October Tuesday 8th, 22nd 1pm to 2:30pm

November Tuesday 5th, 19th 1pm to 2:30pm

December Tuesday 3rd, 17th 1pm to 2:30pm

There are many  other groups and meetings in the local area to support dementia patients and carers, as well as groups, exercise classes and sports for early onset dementia patients: 

Dementia Coffee Mornings:

Harefield Library

Wednesday 2:30 to 3:30pm

Northwood Hills Library

Tuesday 2:30 to 3:30pm

Ruislip Manor Library

Wednesday 2:30 to 3:30pm

Activities for those with dementia and their carers:

Adapted Golf sessions West Ruislip Golf Centre Mondays 10.00am to 12.00noon

Early onset Walking Tennis Uxbridge Sports Club Tuesdays 1.00pm to 2:00pm

Forget Me Not FC Walking football sessions

Rectory Park Fridays 11.00am

Dementia Friendly Cycling Pield Heath School Fridays 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Singing for Dementia

Call direct Roxanne 077320 11925

Fairfield Church Mondays 2.00pm to 4:00pm

Strength & Balance Ruislip Manor Tuesday 1.30pm to 2.15pm

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