• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Mental health alert: Have a dementia-friendly Diwali

By: Keerthi Mohan

by NEELAM AGGARWAL LAST weekend, I organised the 18th Diwali parade in Northampton and it was fantastic to see everyone come together and celebrate with performances, food, music and fireworks. However, many might not realise that Diwali can also be an isolating and confusing time for a person living with dementia. Like many in our community, I knew little about dementia and the impact it has on those affected. As part of the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation (IHWO), we organise a ‘chai and chat’ group for women to come together. As well as catching up, we also discuss important issues…

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