Another lovely warm afternoon at the Finchley Memorial Hospital. Lisa welcomed everyone and everyone was happy enjoying their teas/coffees, biscuits and chatting and keeping busy with water colour painting, word searches and a stacking game to try and stack some miniature chairs.

It was also one of the members birthday today. It was Ruth’s birthday and Lisa made sure it was celebrated the DCUK fashion with a firework candle. Ruth was also wearing a very special pretty dress today which everyone complimented. Everyone sang Happy Birthday and Ruth was very happy and overwhelmed.

A game of Bingo followed which everyone enjoys and then Richard Kravetz our Yoga instructor then joined us for the exercises. Richard always makes exercising fun. The session finished with some singing with song sheets and there was also some dancing.

Everyone had a lovely time.

Pictures to follow

Our discussion this evening was about Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Dr Angela one of our Trustees was able to talk to us about UTIs and how we can prevent them. Please see some useful links below.

You can test your own urine by buying a Testing Kit from Amazon UK. You do however need to make sure you follow the instructions well and if you are not sure please do go and see your GP.


UTI Testing strips


Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)


Drugs commonly recommended for simple UTIs include:

  • Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra, others
  • Fosfomycin (Monurol) 3 g granules (one sachet) for oral solution – a one stop treatment.
  • Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Macrobid)
  • Cephalexin (Keflex)
  • Ceftriaxone.


What are the main causes of UTI?

The following factors can increase the likelihood of developing a UTI:

  • sexual intercourse, especially if more frequent, intense, and with multiple or new partners.
  • diabetes.
  • poor personal hygiene.
  • problems emptying the bladder completely.
  • having a urinary catheter.
  • bowel incontinence.
  • blocked flow of urine.
  • kidney stones.


Seven ways to treat a UTI without antibiotics

Can you treat a UTI without antibiotics? 7 home remedies (


Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs – NHS)

The threat of a downpour and the game of “hunt the petrol station” were all forgotten when Dementia Club UK met at the Eversfield Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

Home made cakes, biscuits, tea and coffee were consumed by about thirty visitors, including carers , Mill Hill Rotarians and some people visiting for the first time.

Thinking caps on, Jeanette led a lively exchange of memories about hair styles past and present. Then Helen Tierney our music entertainer followed on playing the piano and then her small harp, accompanied with much singing and laughter.

By the time Richard Kravetz arrived to take us through our seated Yoga exercises, the place was in a very positive mood. A lovely session with gentle exercises, and a rendition of “She’ll be coming round the mountains” with Lisa, rounded off a very happy session!

Thank you to all our Mill Hill Rotary club volunteers - Graham, Desmond and Bobsie and also Lisa and Mark.

Report written by Jeanette Poulton - Session Leader

Pictures to follow

Our monthly Dementia Club UK session was held on the 4th October at Sha’arei Tsedek Synagogue in Whetstone.

Our members were served tea, coffee, delicious biscuits and cake at the start of our session and were happy chatting to each other.

The fabulous Lynda then led an exercise session which all our members participated in and enjoyed.

Justine, the Session Leader, announced that David Longstaff, a Trustee of Dementia Club UK had raised £500 by running in the London Marathon on Sunday which is amazing and also that it was two of our amazing members birthdays, Chrystalla and Ruth.

Then the one and only James Le Bec and his lovely assistant Joy entertained our members with a variety of popular songs to which many of the members and helpers danced.  He also did a music quiz and everyone got very involved in guessing the artists!

20 members and carers attended the session with the assistance of eight helpers who were:- Justine, Stephen, Caroline, Dot, Claire, Theresa, Lisa and Mark.

Our trustee David Longstaff ran the London Marathon today and raised money for Dementia Club UK. We are proud of David and thank him very much.

David crosses the finish line of the London Marathon 2021
David crosses the finish line of the London Marathon 2021

Please see David’s fundraiser and help him raise money for Dementia Club UK by liking and sharing and getting lots of donations. Thank you.

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