We are a registered Charity (no.1152207) raising money for people in Doncaster affected by Dementia. We are all unpaid volunteers so that all monies raised go where they are much needed.
Backed by a team of experienced and professional trustees, DonMentia’s founder, Eileen Harrington, works tirelessly to support those affected by Dementia and their carers across the Doncaster region.
We are here to help.
Raising Dementia Awareness in Doncaster
For some people the nature of their memory problem is caused by a progressive condition called Dementia. Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. There are over 120 types of Dementia the most common of which are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, the result of a stroke and Lewy Body dementia. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual as each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way.
Here at DonMentia, we are devoted to Raising Dementia Awareness and, as your local charity, are always coming up with bright and innovative ideas to bring dementia into the public eye. Please support us by donating whatever you can.
The DonMentia Forum is held at 1.00pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Scawsby Community Centre – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
It is a place to ask questions and raise problems and concerns, which do not need to be dementia related as it recognises the need for people with dementia and their carers to have their voices heard.
The questions and views raised are then taken by the Chair to the Doncaster Strategic Partnership. This is a group that acts on behalf of Doncaster organisations representing the interests of people living with dementia providing a direct link to local commissioners and statutory services,
The Forum is chaired by DonMentia founder, Eileen Harrington, a former carer with first-hand experience of caring for a husband with severe dementia. New members will be assured of a warm welcome in an informal atmosphere with friendly peer support.
There is a speaker each month to talk on any topic or issue that might be of interest to those who attend with a wide range of subjects, be it on health, financial, social, legal, safety, security, with fun and entertainment added to the mix – the variety is wide ranging.
We have now added a more informal but noless informative regular ‘gathering’ – in Barnby Dun – please follow this link.