Dementia Friends

Strawberry Hill Medical Centre is proud to be a Dementia Friends Practice.

A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Whether you attend a face-to-face Dementia Friends Information Session or watch our online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.


Directory of Services

View information about activities available locally for people living with dementia

For more information, visit the website.

Thyme Together Gardening Sessions at Five a Day Market Garden

Gardening and art and craft activities using natural and recycled materials. Weekly afternoon sessions starting 4th April from 1-3pm, until October 31st 2019.

Find out more

The Activity Centre at Audrey Needham House

Ever Wednesday from 09:30 – 16:00 at Audrey Needham House, Newbury RG14 7RB. Find out more…

Younger People with Dementia

Young Onset Dementia affects adults under the age of 65 and nationally there are about 40,000 younger people with dementia.

For more information, visit the website.

Read the YPWD Newsletter

YWPD West Workshop Brochure April – May 2019

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Support

We are planning to start a regional support group for people with FTD, and their families, friends and healthcare professionals. Caring for people with FTD can be difficult and there are few facilities tailored or appropriate for people with FTD. We have teamed up with the Rare Dementia Support group which meets at University College London and would like to offer some local groups in Berkshire alongside what they offer.

So if you live in Berkshire or any neighbouring counties and would like to join us to shape this new initiative, give us a ring or email to join us on the 8th May 2019 from 3pm to 5pm.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you need to arrange support for your relative in order for you to attend the meeting, we may also be able to help.

VENUE: YPWD (Berkshire) First Floor, Unit 9 Indigo
House | Fishponds Road | Wokingham | Berkshire RG41
2GY | 0118 207 2880 |

West Berks Therapy Centre

Working in conjunction with the West Berkshire Therapy Centre we are proud to
present to you the opportunity to use this wonderful facility for up to 7 sessions free
of charge, including your introductory assessment session. After that it is asked that a
voluntary donation is made on each visit. It is a great way to get fit, stay fit and meet
new friends.

If you would like to find out more please take a look at the website or contact Charlie on: 07500 806 385 /

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  • ‘I’ve noticed that everyone leaves smiling.’