Turkish women’s group TWPA to hold follow-up ‘coffee morning’ seminar to talk about dementia

Following the success of its first dementia event last year, the Turkish Women’s Philanthropic Association (TWPA) is again staging a second coffee morning seminar for its members and others in the Turkish community who are concerned about this life-changing condition.

The term ‘dementia’ is used to refer to a decline in brain functionality. It generally affects older people, who will find their ability to remember, think clearly, or make decisions are impaired.

Dementia can come in the form of different diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Lewy body dementia; each type will have a different impact on the affected person and require different types of care.

TWPA said, “Dementia is a growing concern within our community as more and more families are being affected.”

For that reason, the group is turning its seminar into an annual event to be able to help raise awareness about this debilitating condition, while also raising funds for Dementia UK – a leading charity offering specialist support for families.

This year’s TWPA dementia seminar is taking place at the group’s Turnpike Lane centre and will feature two guest speakers: Councillor Lucia das Neve, who is the Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care & Wellbeing at Haringey Council, and healthcare professional Zeynep Alasrawi, who will be talking about the subject in Turkish.

The pair will address why Dementia happens, the early signs to look for, the things that can be done to do slow down the effects, and what care and support is available for those affected by it.

TWPA told T-VINE: “Dementia affects the whole family, not just the member with dementia, and TWPA are here to support and help every member of the family.”

Those who wish to attend can just turn up on the day. Attendees will be asked to make a contribution to cover the refreshments on offer and also to donate to Dementia UK.

Seminar Details

Title: TWPA Dementia seminar

Language: English and Turkish

Date: Friday 5 May 2023

Doors: 11am to 1pm

Venue: TWPA Centre, 4 Willoughby Road, Turnpike Lane, London N8 0HR