Report by session leader Justine:
"The monthly Dementia Club UK meeting was held on the 9th April at Sha'arei Tsedek Synagogue in Whetstone.
A journalist - Kate from 'BBC5 Live Investigates' attended today to interview members. Kate is investigating how people with dementia are treated in hospitals and their experiences. Kate managed to interview 3 of our members. The programme will be heard on Sunday 22nd April at 11.00am. It is a one hour programme.
At the start of the session, the guests were served tea, coffee & lovely biscuits and were happy chatting to each other. Kevin, one of our carers who brings his mother in law to Dementia Club, had arranged a fundraising evening in aid of Dementia Club UK on 21st March at The Hive in Edgware. Kevin is part of the Barnet over 50's Walking Football Team and we were honoured to have them visit us to present Dementia Club UK with a cheque for £600!!!
Shaun, Peter, Mike, Dave, Steve, Barry and Kevin all stayed for the session and joined in with all our activities and were great sports! Everyone loved them! After the presentation, a lady called Jane Rosenberg with her husband Harold (on music) entertained us with some lovely operatic singing which the guests enjoyed and appreciated.
This was followed by Deborah Griffiths (who came with her 3 young children) who did some Egyptian belly dancing for us! Deborah even showed our guests some of her moves! In between all of this, the guests were even given a quiz to do! Approximately 25 guests and carers, plus quite a few visitors attended the session with the assistance of 5 helpers from the synagogue! Great fun was had by all!."