Please click on the 'Downloads' link below which will open our publication folder where you can download various publications and files.
City of London Corporation Pensioner Conference 2016
In October 2016 Lisa was invited to the City of London Corporation Pensioner Conference to speak about the challenges of Dementia. There were two speakers at the conference and the two presentations were made into a booklet and sent to the pensioners of the City of London Corporation.
This has proved to be very helpful to some of the pensioners as shown in the feedback below:
"I do not know when I have read such an informative and helpful guidance on the subject. Unfortunately I have had three members of my family die with dementia, although at the time I did not know it was dementia, it was just treated as memory loss. I now have two other members of my family with the same symptoms and this presentation has now given me the information as to how to deal with it. Please pass on to Councillor Lisa Rutter my sincere congratulations and thanks for such an informative subject. I was only sorry not to be at the conference."
A transcript of Lisa’s presentation can be requested by email.
World Neuroscience innovations forum
Stephen and Brenda two of our members are part of the World Neuroscience innovations forum in London and Volunteer Partners with Alzheimer’s Research UK. They have given us permission to publish on our website their short life story and also their interview with Martin Samuels – a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
You can read Brenda’s journey with dementia and how she became involved in one of the drug trials called the Amaranth drug trial. This sadly didn’t work and Brenda went on to try another drug trial called Etheral which unfortunately also failed. Although these drug trials didn’t work, Brenda and Stephen feel that they are making a contribution to the progress of medical science. Well done to both of them and especially Brenda for being so courageous.
Dementia Club UK Programme
Click on the image to left to download a programme of DCUK' sessions and a list of venue locations.
Click on the image on the left to view our shared download folder. Click on the "guidelinesForZoom.pdf" to download
Poem about Dementia
Click on the image to left to download a poem Lisa has written about her mother.
Middlesex University Research Study on Dementia Club UK
Dementia Club UK commissioned Middlesex University in May 2015 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.
|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.|
You Tube Video
This video was taken by the students led by Matt Dowse of National Citizens Service - NCS. They made it as part of their team challenge to record a Dementia Club UK session at Hendon Town Hall and Finchley Memorial Hospital in the North London borough of Barnet.
BBC at Dementia Club UK
The BBC have published a film after their visit to a Dementia Club UK Session at Finchley Memorial Hospital. The Tovertafel mentioned in the film was donated to the hospital by Dementia Club UK for the use by the community.
This video is by the inventor of the Toveltafel.
Barnet TV recorded the launch of the Dementia Club at St John’s United Reformed Church in association with the Rotary Club of Barnet on 25th September 2018
One of our members - James wrote the following poem in the early hours after his wife Mollie passed away.
I WISH I COULD SNATCH THAT MONSTER AWAY
by JAMES HALE 8/6/2017 03.50 - 04.50 AM
I WISH I COULD SNATCH THAT MONSTER AWAY
IT SEEMS TO SPOIL ALMOST EVERY DAY
THAT MONSTER ALZHEIMER'S IS TO BLAME
IT LURKS WITHIN MY DEAR WIFE'S BRAIN
OH HOW I YEARN FOR THOSE YEARS GONE BY
WHEN I COULD LAUGH AND NEVER CRY
I FEEL GUILTY NOW OF WHAT I HAVE DONE
TO THE GIRL I MARRIED WHO GAVE ME FUN
DEMENTIA MADE ME THROW IN THE TOWEL
SHE IS SAFE WITHIN A CARE HOME NOW
I LOVE HER DEARLY BUT SHE DOESN'T KNOW
MY HEART SINKS WHEN I LEAVE HER AND GO
MOBILITY REGRESSION NOW COMES INTO PLAY
IT S A CRUSHING REALITY I SEE EVERY DAY
OUR HAPPY LIFE IS A THING OF THE PAST
MOLLIES MENTAL REGRESSION IS OH SO FAST
TOO LATE FOR MY DEAR WIFE NOW, BUT PRAY
A CURE FOR DEMENTIA WILL BE FOUND ONE DAY.
OH, HOW I WISH I COULD SNATCH THAT MONSTER AWAY!!
BY Mr James Hale.