A dementia charity campaign took place on Tuesday as part of a national awareness week.

Dementia Club UK, a Barnet charity which aims to provide advice to carers, families and those affected by dementia, set up a stand in Brent Cross shopping centre to raise awareness for dementia during national Dementia Awareness Week.

The Mayor of Barnet and charity patron Theresa Villiers also attended the event, which partnered with the Rotary Club of Golders Green and Saracens to spread their message.

Charity founder Cllr Lisa Rutter said: “A lot of people approached us for advice and information and some people mentioned how they have been struggling looking after someone with dementia and were relieved to know that help is available.

“Dementia is now the biggest killer and whilst there is no cure, Dementia Club UK will continue to provide respite for dementia sufferers and their carers and to give them hope.”

Musicians aiding the cause included the Ionian Clarinet Quartet, part of the Ionian Clarinet Choir, and the Zemel Choir, a mixed voice Jewish choir, who performed on the stand throughout the afternoon.

The charity runs dementia cafes at five different venues across the borough and aims to expand to help more people.