It is estimated that over 3,500 people are currently living with dementia in Doncaster with 2,680 on GP dementia registers. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing – it is a progressive disease of the brain. It affects each individual differently so no two people with dementia are the same. To find more about dementia and local information about services, support groups and care pathways visit the Doncaster Dementia Roadmap.
There are also a number of local groups where you can meet other people with dementia and their carers.
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend click here.