Music and memories were the focus of dementia awareness week in Hounslow this year.
Volunteers from the Alzheimer's Society in Hounslow were thrilled their 'musical memories' event last Wednesday (21), organised to deliver a message of the importance of music and how it helps dementia patients was well received.
At least 200 people, including people suffering from dementia, packed into the Paul Robeson theatre to watch a number of performances from different community groups, as part of Dementia Awareness Week.
Caroline Wairia, volunteer manager, who is behind the connecting communities project for the Alzheimer's Society in Hounslow, said: "It went really well.
"We wanted people to understand how music helps with dementia and helps bring back memories.
"I came up with the idea of musical memories as I had done something similar in Redbridge.
"We wanted to promote why music was good for dementia and in Hounslow we got community groups involved too.
"Dementia is not a term in many languages and we need people to interpret it correctly."