Below are our regular events for younger people with dementia and their families and friends to meet with each other.
Some are for people with young onset dementia and some are primarily for family members of younger people. However the groups do not specifically exclude anyone though the purpose of the group influences who attends and the benefits from attending.
Do contact the organiser to check the group is right for you and that it is running as published.
To view our detailed events listing, click here. If you plan to attend one of our groups for the first time, please call the group host in advance so we know to expect you.
The Supper Club
A great night out for all the family with good food, entertainment and a chance to meet or make friends. Held once a month at Cassington Village Hall. Contact Deborah Crawshaw or Emeline Keown. Read Larry's story about the Supper Club here.
Coffee & Chat
An arts and crafts activity group for people with young onset and their family members. Held once a month in Abingdon and Deddington (Banbury). For Abingdon, download a flyer or contact Mandy Blair, or for Deddington, download a flyer or contact Liz Rose.
Like Minds is for people with young onset dementia who are interested in coming together to share time, experiences and ideas. It provides an opportunity for members to build new friendships with people in similar situations.
Like Minds meets monthly in three locations across Oxfordshire (Banbury, Oxford and Witney) and is specifically for people living with young onset dementia. Partners / support workers are welcome to attend to help enable the person with dementia to be actively involved. Contact Paula Taylor for information about Like Minds Banbury, Liz Rose for Oxford and Michelle Francis for Witney.
PACE (Positive Activists Consultants & Educators)
PACE brings together people living with young onset dementia to act as activists, consultants and educators. This monthly group connects people living with young onset dementia who want to improve understanding of, and support for, people with the condition. In past sessions members have listened to visiting speakers, spoken at workshops and conferences, and joined discussion panels. It also provides an opportunity to comment on or put forward suggestions for services or developments within YoungDementia UK and elsewhere. Contact Mandy Blair for more information.