Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity, working tirelessly to challenge perceptions, to fund research, as well as to improve and provide care and support. There are 850,000 people with dementia – set to double in the next two decades. Too many are facing dementia alone without adequate support. We urgently need to find a cure, improve care and offer help and understanding for people affected.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have suspended all our face-to-face and group services and adapted our provision to provide more telephone and virtual support. People have used our services over 2 million times since lockdown began, showing people need us now more than ever. Our trained staff have made more than 110,000 Welfare Calls to people affected by dementia, to check how they are coping and to signpost to support. We are here for everyone who needs us, seven days a week, through our Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456 or www.alzheimers.org.uk.
If you would like to know more about the work that we do locally and nationally, feel free to get in touch with your local Community Fundraiser, Olly Larkin via email: [email protected], or by phone: 07718 423062.
We’re especially keen to hear from local businesses and community groups who wish to come together with us and unite against dementia today.