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We formed in March 2011 to provide support for those newly diagnosed with dementia and their families, and to provide a place where they can have fun together, and jointly support each other.

In 2016 we became a fully registered Charity and now we run a range of activities for people affected by dementia, including the Dementia Café, a Singing for Memories Group and trips out to places of interest.


We are also involved with other local charity groups and agencies to help improve the services available to everyone living with the effects of dementia.

Together with The Well, Kibworth we also run a Dementia Cafe in Kibworth Beauchamp.

Dementia Harborough is run entirely by unpaid volunteers.

Who do we support?

We support anyone who is living with dementia, or is beginning to show symptoms of dementia.

Common early symptoms of dementia


Different types of dementia can affect people differently, and everyone will experience symptoms in their own way.


However, there are some common early symptoms that may appear some time before a diagnosis of dementia. These include:

  • memory loss

  • difficulty concentrating

  • finding it hard to carry out familiar daily tasks, such as getting confused over the correct change when shopping

  • struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word

  • being confused about time and place

  • mood changes

If you have any concerns about dementia, either for yourself or someone you know, please contact your GP to arrange an appointment.


The earlier you seek help, the quicker information, advice and support become available


We owe our existence to the very generous support which we have received from a wide range of sources.  Recent donors include:-

  • Angie & Mick / Naseby's Christmas Lights

  • Bakers Arms, Thorpe Langton

  • Care UK / Oat Hill Mews care home

  • East Carlton Knit & Natter Club

  • Hallaton & District Agricultural Society

  • Harborough Twenty 12 Lions Club

  • Home Instead

  • Inner Wheel, Blaby

  • Leicester LAFF Tangent

  • Market Harborough Baptist Church

  • Market Harborough Chamber of Trade and Commerce

  • Market Harborough Floral Club

  • Moulton College

  • NFU Mutual, Market Harborough

  • Red Lion Market Harborough and bands

  • St Peters Lodge, Highcross Lodge, and Provincial Grand Lodge of Leicestershire & Rutland

  • Welland Park Bowls Club

  • Welland Valley Archers


There have also been many private donations, and donations in memory of loved ones


Finally, we give huge thanks our many volunteers who devote so much of their time and energy to us.

If you would like to donate to support Dementia Harborough you can do so using your Debit or Credit Card, ApplePay, Google Pay and PayPal.  Simply click on the button.  Please note that handling fees of 8% of your donation will apply.  If you are eligible to use the Gift Aid scheme this can be added to your donation. 
If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Dementia Harborough and sent it to us at the address on our Contact page.  If you are a UK taxpayer, download a Gift Aid form and allow us to claim back the tax on your donation.

For other payment options please contact our Treasurer on

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