Raising Awareness for Dementia in Doncaster

In conjunction with Dementia Action Week, Home Instead Doncaster teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Society to run an event for the local community to increase awareness.

The event, hosted at Doncaster Knights Castle Park Rugby Club was also opened with a speech by MP Dame Rosie Winterton. We had a variety of stalls and speakers at the event, ranging from Singing for Memory to our very own trainer Andrea delivering a talk about how Dementia can affect our whole body and exercises that can help.

As many of our clients live with a form of dementia, we felt that it was extremely important to increase the awareness of the condition in the Doncaster community. Approximately 30% of people over 65 in Doncaster with dementia have not received a diagnosis. To read more about how Home Instead can care for yourself or a loved one with Dementia (diagnosed or undiagnosed), click below

Our Community Engagement Officer, Dave, who organised the event said “It was great to have Dame Rosie launch the Let’s Talk About Dementia event. I am thrilled that so many organisations came together to demonstrate the help and support that is available in Doncaster for those who have dementia and their carers.”

The Alzheimer’s Society are working towards a world where dementia no longer devastates lives. They do this by giving help to those living with dementia today, and providing hope for the future. To donate and read more about the amazing work that they do, see below.

Alzheimer's Society

Doncaster City Council also provide information about dementia as part of their “Your Life Doncaster” website

Your Life Doncaster