Dementia Action Week in Hounslow (20 to 27 May 2019)

(Published on 20/05/2019)

Hounslow Council are hosting a full week of events for Dementia Action Week with the launch of the Hounslow Dementia Action Alliance, dementia friends awareness sessions, a tea dance with live music, sensory walks and more. We are also delighted to hold a launch party for the new Magic Table which will become a regular addition to our Happy & Healthy 60+ in Hounslow activity programme.

The week aims to raise awareness of dementia, encourage people to take positive actions such as becoming a dementia friend and support those with the condition (and their carers) to enjoy activities with other residents in their local community.

Events and Activities

Day

Event

Time

Venue

Further info/to book

Tuesday21st May

Hounslow Dementia Action Alliance Meeting

2.30pm to 4.30pm

Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB

Book via Eventbrite here

Wednesday 22nd May

Sensory Walk (Free event)

11am to 11.45am and 2pm to 2.45pm

Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park House W5 4NH

Info and booking via Gunnersbury page here

Wednesday 22nd May

Memory Café ‘Dance for Dementia’. Live music and refreshments

(Free event)

10am to 12 noon

Danehurst Activity Centre, Brentford, Brentford Lea TW8 8HX

Download a poster here

Friday 24th May

Launch Party for the Magic Table – be the first to try it out! Refreshments  served (Free event).

1pm to 4pm

Danehurst Activity Centre, Brentford, Brentford Lea TW8 8HX

No need to book, just come along. Find out more about the Magic Table here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us

For further information about the work of Hounslow Dementia Action Alliance and becoming a Dementia Friend email Kim Steady. you can also learn more about dementia and its effects by watching the video below.

What is dementia?

Dementia is a progressive condition that can lead to memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or communication. It is estimated that there are 2’102 people aged 65+ living with dementia . It mainly affects those in this older age group, however the onset of the condition can begin much earlier.

After a diagnosis of dementia: what to expect from health and care services

If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with dementia you can find out details on what support they should get by visiting GOV.UK.

The information they provide includes:

What is in a care plan

How health care and social care services can help

Support available to family and friends who are carers

How to take part in research

Related information from other websites

Free NHS Health Check

You could be eligible for a free health check if you are aged between 40 and 74. The check-up can detect the early signs of a range of conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and dementia. Getting treatment early can help to better manage these and other conditions. Find out more about free NHS health checks.