Dementia

Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. It is more common in people over 65, but dementia can also affect younger people.

Dementia groups and activities

All activities are free and open to Hillingdon residents living with dementia and their carers.

Dementia groups

Our dementia groups are for residents and their carers who are in the early to mid-stages of dementia.  The sessions offer a social opportunity for residents to meet others also living with dementia, plus a range of activities including reminisce, chair exercise, such as Boccia, bingo, art, music and much more. Please note: Booking is essential.

LocationDayTime(s)
Botwell LibraryThursdays11am to midday
Charville LibraryFridays (from 20 May)2.30pm to 3.30pm
Harefield LibraryWednesdays2.30pm to 3.30pm
Ruislip Manor LibraryWednesdays2.30pm to 3.30pm
Northwood Hills libraryTuesdays2.30pm to 3.30pm
Oak Farm LibraryThursdays2pm to 3pm
Uxbridge LibraryTuesdays10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm
West Drayton LibraryThursdays2pm to 3pm
Yeading LibraryTuesdays2pm to 3pm

To book or for more information about our dementia groups, please email sdurner@hillingdon.gov.uk or call 01895 277137. 


Early onset dementia groups

Our early onset dementia groups are aimed at residents living with dementia and carers under the age of 65 years. Sessions offer an opportunity to meet others of a similar age also living with dementia, plus a range of activities including reminiscence, art and chair-based exercises. 

LocationDayTime(s)
Northwood LibraryThursdays10am to 11am

To book or for more information about our early onset dementia groups, please email sdurner@hillingdon.gov.uk or call 01895 277137. 


Activites for people living with dementia

The following activities allow residents living with dementia and their carers to continue to engage with everyday activities, such as leisure, theatre and technology.  These activities will be updated/added to regularly.

Group nameLocation(s)DayTime(s)
Adapted golf sessionsWest Ruislip Golf CentreMondays10am to midday
Early onset walking tennisUxbridge Sports ClubTuesdays1pm to 2pm
Forget Me Not FC walking football sessionsRectory ParkFridays11am 

To book onto one of these activites, email sdurner@hillingdon.gov.uk or call 01895 277137. 


Monthly daytime discos

Programmed for those living with dementia to enjoy and reminisce, these new monthly Daytime Discos at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham feature popular music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, with space to dance or just listen.

For more information or to book, visit the Compass Theatre's website.

Page last updated: 29 Apr 2022