A list of events for people living with Dementia and their carers in Westminster

The importance to socialise for those who live with Dementia in Westminster

Living with Dementia in Westminster – Where to socialise

For people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, socialisation can be a challenge. Some experience increased anxiety, making them uncomfortable about interacting with others. Many feel self-conscious about their memory loss, or struggle with language which makes social gatherings intimidating. Scheduling social activities can also be difficult for family carers, who may not be sure of the best way to find a safe and supportive social environment for their loved one.

But social connection is a basic human need, and it’s important for families and carers of people with dementia to find comfortable ways for them to continue gathering with others.

So we put together a list of local organisations that propose some great social events for local Westminster Residents living with Dementia. Do not hesitate to contact them a call if you would like to join.

Memory Café First Tuesday of the month
2.30pm – 4.30pm
St James the Less Church, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, SW1V 2PS
Memory Café North Third Wednesday of the Month, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
42 Westbourne Park Road, W2 5PH
Providing group-based support for people living with dementia and memory loss. Contact
Dementia Advisor Saskia: [email protected] / Tel: 07783 166 398.

Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) Tuesdays, 3pm – 4.30pm – Age UK Westminster
Penfold Community Hub, 60 Penfold Street, NW8 8PG
A supportive environment with activities to help maintain memory and mental function. For mildmoderate dementia. Call Clare Davies on 07498 469 737 / [email protected]

Singing for the Mind Every Thursday, 2pm (excluding public holidays)
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 28 St John’s Wood Road, NW8 7HA
Singing for the Mind is a stimulating, professionally-led, friendly and, above all, fun singing session
for people with memory loss. Contact [email protected] or 020 7286 5181 to learn more and to register.

Heart of Westminster – Age UK Westminster Memory Café Monday, 11am – 1pm
Salvation Army, Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ
Offering a relaxed, informal setting for people with dementia and their family, friends and carers
to get together. Contact Clare Davies on: 07498 469 737 / [email protected]

Reminiscence Sessions Third Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Road, NW8 8QN
Join these free monthly sessions for a friendly chat and light refreshments.
Please book on 020 7616 8604 or email [email protected]

Resonate Arts – Singing with Friends Choir rehearsals take place on Tuesday in person at Wigmore Hall and online. For more information, please call Shelley on 0300 030 7212

Creative Workshops are regullarly organised at the Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN. No experience or knowledge necessary. To book, or for more info, please contact Holly on 020 7563 9577 or email: [email protected]

Home Instead Westminster can support you attending any of these events. Just give us a call: Home Instead Westminster – 175 Borough high street London SE1 1HR – Tel: 02037012862