As anyone who has experienced dementia knows, the impact on a family can be devastating. Dementia can rob a loved one of their memories, their personality, and ultimately their life. The impact on families, who often become carers, can be huge. Caring can be physically and mentally exhausting, pushing people to the brink – and in no position to provide the care a person with dementia needs.
By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help our specialist nurses be there for more families facing dementia.
Our specialist nurses give unique support to families facing dementia
Dementia UK isthe only UK charity dedicated to supporting people with dementia and their families with specialist dementia nurses, called Admiral Nurses. Our Nurses work alongside families, giving them the compassionate one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline – it helps everyone in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
Dementia is a major health issue of our generation
The next 30 years will see a huge increase in the number of people with dementia. By 2050 two million people will have the disease – more than twice as many as have it now.
That means hundreds of thousands more families struggling to cope; many of whom might desperately need our help. With no cure in sight we must always be there to care for every family facing dementia that needs support. But we will need many more nurses to meet this huge increase in demand. And we will need significantly more funds to make this happen, and ensure no family is ever left to cope with dementia alone.
A gift in your Will costs you nothing now but leaves a lasting legacy
A gift in your Will is an amazing way to leave your mark on a cause you feel passionately about. Your friends and family come first, but once you’ve looked after those closest to you, please consider leaving a gift to Dementia UK. Even a small amount, like a 1% share of your estate, can make a big difference to families facing dementia.
Find out why Dementia UK supporter, Kevin, decided to write a gift into his Will