We run Dementia Club sessions at 5 venues in the Borough of Barnet. People suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are welcome to attend with their carers, friends and families and also welcome are those who have lost someone with dementia and are now lonely.

Each session aims to provide you with professional advice and information, gentle exercise to music and fun activities in a social atmosphere with cups of tea/coffee and lovely cakes. Various speakers will attend the sessions and also a GP and nurse are available to answer any medical concerns.

Cllr. Lisa Rutter was the Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet from 2011/2012. In her Mayoral year one of her charities was the Alzheimer’s Society. With the money raised Lisa founded the first Alzheimer’s Society dementia café in the London Borough of Barnet which was launched in August 2013 at the Finchley Memorial Hospital which was held once a month on Wednesdays.

 

Plaque outside room at Finchley Memorial Hospital where Dementia Club UK hold sessions
Plaque outside room at Finchley Memorial Hospital where Dementia Club UK hold sessions

Lisa who is a qualified fitness instructor was running the very successful Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café monthly for about 2 years and as members increased she wanted to provide more sessions.

A fundraising event at Saracens Allianz Park in December 2014 resulted in the Chairman of Saracens wanting to support and provide funds for Lisa to be able to run weekly sessions. The Saracens Dementia Club was launched in April 2015 and weekly sessions started on 22nd April 2015.

Lisa has now created a registered charity called Dementia Club UK which continues to be sponsored by Saracens and sessions continue to run weekly at the Finchley Memorial Hospital and other venues have also been opened at different locations in the Borough of Barnet to help more people.

Charity No: 1168397

 

Middlesex University Research Study on Dementia Club UK

Dementia Club UK commissioned Middlesex University in March 2016 to undertake an independent research study to evaluate the impact and benefits of our provision on people living with dementia and their carers in the community.

 

Middlesex University Click on the image to left and you will be taken to the Middlesex University Research Repository. You will be asked some details and a link to download the document will be sent to you.

 

 

Our Trustees

 

Cllr. Lisa Rutter     Chairman and Founder of Dementia Club UK
Peter Cragg    Peter spent thirty years in Education administration around the country. Since his retirement he has chaired various voluntary organisations; Barnet Age Concern, Friern Barnet Voluntary Care for the Elderly, Victim Support and currently is Chairman of Barnet Seniors' Association. Trustee
Nick Rutter    Nick is a Business Analyst working within the mortgage industry. He is an amateur photographer and manages our social media and advertising materials Trustee
Dr. Angela Parker    Dr Parker qualified from University College and Hospital Medical School before specialising in General Practice and spending 34 years as a family doctor in North Finchley. She retired in 2015 and has been a volunteer with DCUK since 2016. Trustee
Mark Rutter    Mark is an IT Consultant and has worked on a number of high profile contracts. Trustee
Valerie Chodosh    I was born in the East End of London, I worked from 15 as a Secretary. I went on to become PA Secretary to MD in a top Fashion House where I also helped run their sales Showroom/Catwalk and then started off and ran a new, successful Fashion business. I then worked as a temporary PA/Secretary for top executives and Celebrities (including The Beatles) through an exclusive agency. I went on to own my own Antiques Shop for over 20 years. I have two married daughters and I am the proud grandmother of 15 year old twin grandsons and a 9 year old granddaughter. Trustee

 

Our Sponsor

 

        Proud to be sponsored by Saracens