This Christmas, will you send a gift of £21 and help families living with dementia get the specialist support they urgently need?
Christmas can be a difficult time for people with dementia, and their family members.The extra activity and changes in routine can make people feel unsettled and anxious. Or families may be facing theirfirst Christmas without a loved one.
Like Marion, whose husband Ian was diagnosed with young onset dementia at just 54. Marion was supported by Admiral Nurse, Sharon, who helped themand their young children understand the diagnosis and continued to support them when Ian sadly died this year.
Sharon has been a tower of strength, and her support for us was phenomenal; with the wealth of her knowledge and support, things became easier in a very difficult situation.
A gift of £21 could cover the telephone costs of four families calling our free Helpline. The Helpline will be open throughout the festive period (apart from Christmas Day), to ensure struggling or isolated families get support from our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.
Making a donation and adding a name to our Remember a Star tree will offer a lifeline to families dealing with the challenges of dementia at this time of year.
Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses are qualified and experienced nurses who choose to specialise in dementia care. Their years of experience and first-hand knowledge of caring for people with dementia gives them unique insight into how to manage this complicated, devastating condition.
There are currently only 282 Admiral Nurses for the whole of the UK and demand for their services has never been greater, particularly as the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to create a wide range of problems for those who are caring for people with dementia.
You can show your support for our nurses, and remember somebody special this Christmas, by dedicating a star in their name.
Steps to creating a star
Choose how much you’d like to give to our Christmas appeal