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We run  a number of activities and services in Barnet for people living with dementia and their carers. 

Current Age UK Barnet activities for people with dementia and the people who care for them

Seniors Choir: Tuesdays 11am-12noon on Zoom. Choir master Jenny La Touche leads a weekly online choir session on Zoom. All levels welcome - it's just singing for pleasure! Once a month they meet face to face at the Open Door Centre, St Albans Road Barnet EN5 4LA. For details on how to join in, email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or phone 07384 466840.

Dementia Cafe: The first Monday of each month from 2-4pm. For people living with dementia and their carers.Join us for a free fun and supportive session including advice and refreshments.Takes place at the Friends Meeting House, 55 Leicester Road, New Barnet EN5 5EL.For more information call Helen at Age UK Barnet on 07384 466840 email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Living Well Day Opportunities

We have day opportunities for people living with dementia in our venues in East Finchley (Tuesday and Thursday) and Hendon (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Click here for our Day Opportunities page.

Other options around Barnet

Singing

Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain Singing, seated exercise and refreshments for people with dementia and their friends, family and carers. Takes place at The Eversfield Centre, 11 Eversfield Gardens, Mill Hill NW7 2AE. Thursday’s 10:30am-12:30pm. To book a place email. barnet@alzheimers.org.uk Tel. 07522 219 363

Jewish Care Barnet Singing for Memory – Singing session for people living with conditions that affect memory – Tuesday’s 1.30 –3.00pm at Finchley Reform Synagogue, 101 Fallow Court Avenue, London N12 0BE. A suggested donation of £4.00 per person is welcome. Refreshments are served. If you wish to attend please apply for an application form from Finchley Reform Synagogue on 020 8446 3244 or email secretary@frsonline.org

Other activities

Dementia Club UK - runs online activity sessions for people with dementia and their carers throughout the week.  Every session includes some form of light exercise and musical entertainment, and there are quizzes, singalongs and Bingo. Tea/coffee and cakes are provided.. Click here for the timetable

Barnet Carers - provides support, advice and activities for unpaid, informal, carers across the borough. Click here for the website. Click here for upcoming activities - including yoga, coffee club and pilates..

Jewish Care - runs a variety of support groups including Memory Way Cafes, Singing for memory and a family support group.. Click here for all the details.

Art therapy for all. Free art therapy course for unpaid carers. Starts Tuesday 15th March (11.30am) running for 8 sessions once a week.. To book a place or find out more, please contact Katherine Heritage - Art psychotherapist:on katherine.arttherapy4all@protonmail.com

Arts 4 Dementia is an organisation that supports people with dementia and their carers  through art, singing and dance. Click here to find out about their zoom activities.

Memory Lane Café and Carers Club. For anyone experiencing memory problems and their carers. Friday’s 10:45am-1:45pm. Takes place at 373 Bowes Road, Arnos Grove, London, N11 1AA. Please note everyone has to be accompanied by a friend, relative or carer.Cost: £2.50 To book a place contact Mandi: 07961 881453 or Adrian: 07788 429470.

Playlist for Life - community groups in the area are being encouraged to help bring the power of personal music to help those living dementia by setting up a Playlist for Life Help Point. A Help Point is a place where people can get information about creating and using a personal playlist to help someone living with dementia. Click here to start a Playlist for Life Help Point. Click here for a free webinar on music detective skills. Click here for other resources.

Opening Doors London - run a series of online support groups for LGBTQ+ people living with dementia; concerns about memory loss or memory impairment; or looking after someone with dementia and other cognitive problems.Click here for more information.

Jewish Care Barnet – Caring for you

Virtual support group offering a relaxed and friendly space for carers to come together. You will meet with others in a similar situation within a supportive space, receive information, share ideas and hear advice from trained staff.

Every second Thursday of the month from 2:30-3:45pm. To register please contact Susan Dawson at sdawson@jcare.org or Joanne Selby at jselby@jcare.org

Music and dementia

Age UK Music and dementia – Info and resources here

Dementia UK – music and dementia – Info and resources - https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/living-with-dementia/music/#sources-of-support

BBC Music Memories – Music through the decades to spark memories - https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/home

Playlist for Life – Create a personalised playlist of music https://www.playlistforlife.org.uk/

Music for Dementia  - Promoting the value of music in dementia care - https://musicfordementia.org.uk/

Music for Dementia Radio – Themed radio stations for people with dementia https://m4dradio.com/

Music radios and songbooks for people with dementia https://shop.alzheimers.org.uk/helpful-products/music-and-audio

Music ideas to prompt conversation and memories - https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/publications-and-factsheets/dementia-together/musical-ideas-prompt-conversation-memories-dementia

Music Mirrors – Helping people with dementia to link memories with music - https://www.musicmirrors.co.uk/

Meadowside Day Centre 

Provides stimulating activities for people with advanced dementia.

Address: 60 Holden Road, Finchley, London, N12 7DY. Tel. 0208 492 6600. Day runs from 10:00am-4:30pm. Cost: £60 per day, half days also possible. Email. Cynthia Russell – Cynthia.russell@yourchoicebarnet.gov or Ranjit Kaur – ranjit.kaur@yourchoicebarnet.gov

 

Carers support groups

Barnet Carer’s Centre Carer Support Meeting – second Wednesday of the month 2-3pm. A support group for carer’s of people with all conditions, including dementia. For more information or to join please contact Killian via email on killian.enujuba@barnetcarers.org.

Dementia Club UK Carer’s Support Group Meeting – Tuesday evenings 7pm-8:30pm on Zoom – Time for carers of people with dementia to ask questions, share concerns and receive medical advice from GP and Trustee of Dementia Club – https://dementiaclubuk.org.uk/ Tel. 07956 858 913

Jewish Care Barnet Carers Support Group

All meetings take place in the art room at Sam Beckman Centre on second Wednesday of the month, 2-3pm. Address: Betty and Asher Loftus Centre, Asher Loftus Way, Colney Hatch Lane, London, N11 3ND. For more information and to book your place, please contact Elisheva Mason on 07776 467 883 or emason@jcare.org

 

Information on dementia prevention, dementia and living with dementia

The Alzheimer's Society has many useful links and resources on their website - Click here.

Dementia UK is also a good place to find useful resources and information. Click here for the Dementia UK website.

Dementia Prevention UK is a charity committed to providing knowledge, support and tools to prevent dementia. For more information, email Info@dementiapreventionuk.com or check out their website here.

If you have any dementia-related enquiries please contact our dementia advisers on 020 8203 5040.

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