Doncaster marks Dementia Awareness Week

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A whole range of events will be put on across Doncaster by a range of different organisations to mark Dementia Awareness Week which runs from May 15-21.

The events kick off slightly earlier tomorrow (Wednesday May 11) with the Doncaster Dementia Forum, which is held at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s (RDaSH) Forest Gate, Tickhill Road Hospital, Balby. The event starts at 1pm and a number of therapists will be offering a variety of free treatments to people with dementia and their carers. There will also be light refreshments. For more information contact event organiser Eileen Harrington by emailing eileenharrington@talktalk.net

There is then a whole host of events running throughout the week including at Doncaster Museum, the Alzheimer’s Society Central Dementia Café in the Frenchgate Centre, The Dome, in libraries, health centres, the Doncaster Deaf Community Centre, Sandall Park, and many other locations. The events are also spread across the borough from the town centre to Tickhill, Balby, Mexborough, Thorne, Bentley, Cantley, Stainforth, Adwick and many more areas.

Events range from tours, dementia cafes, exercise sessions, community lunches, coffee mornings, health checks, musical mornings, strolls and so much more.

Eileen Harrington, of the Doncaster Dementia Forum, said: “There is so much going on across Doncaster for people with dementia, their carers and loved ones, it’s excellent. I want to thank the therapists who are coming to the Dementia Forum, many of them also supported us last year, and who offer their services for free. I also want to thank all of the organisations and agencies who are involved for their hard work in creating such a busy week. I’d now like to encourage people with dementia and their carers, together with residents who want to find out more about the illness, to come along to some of the events!”

Full details can be accessed here