A FEW FACTS

What  Funds Raised Could do

As I realized how much I am raising I read in the information pack just what the funds raised could do for Alzheimer's.

£300 could cover the cost of a handbook, factsheets and handouts for 30 carer's attending the carer's programme.

£500 could pay 40 callers to receive the expert advice and support they need from Alzeimer's National Dementia Helpline.

£1000 could fund a research nurse to be involved in a study at the forefront of clinical science for a week.

£1500 could pay for 5 people affected by dementia to have an hour of one to one support per week for a year from an experienced dementia support worker to help them feel less isolated and to identify the services that could help them.

£2420 could pay for 4 people with dementia to attend weekly sessions at a Dementia Cafe for a year where they can meet others living with dementia, share experiences and feel the benefits of supporting each other.

£3700 could pay for a group of 5 people with dementia to enjoy one session Singing for the Brain per week for a year.

Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain and can affect anyone. There are currently over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, and this figure will rise to over 1 million by 2021.

Dementia is terminal and there is no cure. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society supports people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow. Alzheimer’s Society provide information and support for people with all types of dementia, their families and their carers, touching the lives of over 30,000 people every week. Alzheimer’s Society campaign and lobby to influence government policy and raise awareness and understanding of dementia. And Alzheimer’s Society fund research into the cause, cure and care of dementia.

More people affected by dementia turn to Alzheimer’s Society for help than to any other charity, but Alzheimer’s Society want to do more. Alzheimer’s Society rely on voluntary contributions to carry on vital work, and that’s why the money you raise will make such a difference.

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