Dementia Action Week 2019

Activities will be open to people living with dementia, partners, families, carers and professionals with an interest in dementia.

Full details are below and where booking is necessary it is identified. 

Sunday, 19 May

·         11am–4pm – Michael Flanders Resource Centre, Church Road, Acton W3 8PP.  Join staff, carers and people living with dementia for a cuppa and a chat at the Forget Me Not Café. Contact 020 8825 9118 for more.

Monday, 20 May

·         10.30-11.30am – Heartspace, University of West London, Saint Mary’s Road, W5 5RF.  Touch Heritage is an event for people with dementia, their partners and carers to explore the therapeutic potential of handling and discussing heritage objects, which will be displayed in the Heartspace at the University.  Book a ticket  

·         10am-5pm – Dementia Information Stall, Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre.  The Alzheimer’s Society will host a stall in the courtyard of the shopping centre offering information on dementia.

·         12/15-1/15pm – Dementia Friends information session, Northolt Library, Church Road, Northolt UB5 5AS.  The session will give a basic understanding of dementia and help you think about the challenges faced by people living with dementia. Contact 020 8571 1929 or email Nc.southall@btinternet.com for more.

Tuesday, 21 May

·         10.30-13.30 – The Imagination Café @ The Stoop, The Twickenham Stoop, Twickenham, Langhorn Drive, Middlesex TW2 7SX.  After touring England, Wales and Scotland in 2018, the Imagination Café comes to the Stoop for the first time.  It is a pop-up event designed for people living with dementia and aims to spread the word about creative approaches to dementia care.  This is for people with dementia, partners, families, carers, volunteers or professionals with an interest in dementia. Come and join a morning filled with music, entertainment, art activities, stadium tour and rugby memorabilia.  Sponsored by University of West London, CW+ Charity and Harlequins Rugby Club.  Book tickets  

·        1.15-2.15pm – Dementia Friends information session, The Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall UB2 4BQ. The session will give a basic understanding of dementia and help you think about the challenges faced by people living with dementia. Contact 020 8571 1929 or email Nc.southall@btinternet.com for more.

Wednesday, 22 May

·         10.30am-12.30pm – The Imagination Café @ UWL, Pillars Restaurant, University of West London, Saint Mary’s Road, W5 5RF. After touring England, Wales and Scotland in 2018, the Imagination Café comes to the University of West London to celebrate Dementia Action Week 2019. It is a pop-up event designed for people living with dementia and aims to spread the word about creative approaches to dementia care.  This is for people with dementia, partners, families, carers, volunteers or professionals with an interest in dementia. Come and have afternoon tea, art activities and music, all designed for people living with dementia. Book tickets  

·         1.30-3.30 – Michael Flanders Resource Centre Open Day, Church Road, Acton W3 8PP.  Come and find out about the resources available and join in with activities including strength and balance exercise, gardening, art and crafts, reminiscence and relaxing sensory room sessions.  Call 020 8825 9118 for more.

·         11-11.45am and 2-2.45pm – Sensory Walk at Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, W5 4NH. Stimulate your senses and connect with nature on a gentle sensory walk.  You will discover some of Gunnersbury’s history and horticulture while taking time to enjoy the sights, sounds and scents. The walk is all on footpaths and while it has been specifically designed to be accessible to people living with dementia, it is open to and suitable for all. For more call 020 3961 0280 or visit the Gunnersbury website

·         6.30-7.30pm – Dementia Awareness Talk, West Ealing Library, Melbourne Avenue, W13 9BT. Join Dr Sujoy Mukherjee, Consultant Psychiatrist, for an expert talk answering all your questions about dementia.  What is dementia? What are the symptoms? How can they be treated? The talk will provide information and answers to these questions and more.  For more call 020 3700 1701.

Thursday, 23 May

·         10-11am – Lived Experience of Dementia, Lady Byron Building, University of Westminster.  A session specifically for staff, students and health/social care professionals to consider experiences from the point of view of a person living with dementia.  Session will include wearing a specially designed bodysuit which stimulates the experience of a person with dementia. Book tickets 

Friday, 24 May

·         10-11am and 12noon-1pm – Dementia Friends information session, Committee Room 1, Perceval House, Longfield Avenue, Ealing W5 2SR. The session will give a basic understanding of dementia and help you think about the challenges faced by people living with dementia. For more contact Kaveed.ali@alzheimers.org.uk

·         11am-12noon – Dementia Friends information session, The Savoy Conference Room, University of West London. The session will give a basic understanding of dementia and help you think about the challenges faced by people living with dementia. Book a ticket 

·         1.15-2.15pm – Dementia Friends information session, Greenford Methodist Church, Ruislip Road, Greenford UB6 9QN. The session will give a basic understanding of dementia and help you think about the challenges faced by people living with dementia. Contact 020 8571 1929 or email Nc.southall@btinternet.com for more.