Nothing can truly prepare families for how dementia can turn their lives upside down and Covid-19 has brought additionalchallenges which can be incredibly hard to navigate. Without support, dementia can pull a family apart.
But we are here to help. Dementia UK helps families cope by giving them a lifeline to living more positively day-to-day through the unique, specialist one-to-one support of an Admiral Nurse.
Our Admiral Nurses work with families throughout their journey from diagnosis to bereavement and beyond; but especially at the most stressful times, and times of crisis. They help families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear which is needed now more than ever.
Companies can help us support more families during this incredibly challenging time by helping to fund our national Helpline and specialist Admiral Nurses.
Zurich Community Trust
As an official charity partner of the Zurich Community Trust 2018 – 2021, Dementia UK is delighted to benefit from a three-year grant which will fund an Admiral Nurse working on our Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, along with supporting the Helpline’s core telephone costs.
We are extremely grateful for the support from Zurich Community Trust to help us meet a significant rise in calls from families in desperate need and, give them expert care, advice and support that is often very difficult to find elsewhere.
Kate Hodges, former Programme Manager at Zurich Community Trust said:
Every grant award is only made possible by Zurich’s amazing employees who fundraise and donate to Zurich Community Trust, whose giving is then matched by a business donation to Zurich Community Trust.
When asked, it was clear from the start that dementia was an issue close to many employee’s hearts which was why the Dementia UK project supporting an Admiral Nurse on the Helpline was a popular choice.
If the company you work forcan help us make sure that no family faces dementia alone then, we would love to hear from you. Please call us on 020 8036 5407, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org