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How to leave a gift in your Will

If you wish to include Dementia UK in your Will, you will need our registered name, address and charity number:

Registered name: Dementia UK

Address: Dementia UK, 7th Floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE

Registered Charity number: 1039404 (United Kingdom) or SCO47429 (Scotland)

Choosing a solicitor

A solicitor will be able to advise you on leaving charitable gifts when making a Will. Before enlisting a solicitor, check how much they charge and, if possible, get recommendations from those around you.

Dementia UK partners with several different Will writing providers to offer you the chance to make or update a Will for free, either in person or online.

Write your Will in person with a solicitor

Write your Will online

Write your Will by phone

Wording for a gift

We strongly suggest contacting a professional when drawing up or amending your Will. If you decide to leave a gift to Dementia UK, your solicitor may use some specific wording to ensure your wishes are carried out. The suggested wording below covers the main types of charitable gifts:

‘I give to Dementia UK, 7th floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE, Registered Charity Number 1039404 (or for Scotland SCO47429)

, ……………….. % of my estate / the sum of £……………….. / specific item(s) ……………………………….. to be used for its general charitable purposes and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or duly authorised Officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge for my Executors.’

Having dementia and making a Will

Having dementia need not stop you making a Will, providing you have what is called ‘mental capacity’.

This means you:

  • understand information given to you
  • are able to retain that information long enough to be able to make a decision
  • can weigh up the information available to make a decision and can communicate the decision.

For more information, you can read the Government advice on mental capacity, contact your solicitor or your GP or speak to our Admiral Nurses on the Dementia Helpline 0800 888 6678 or by emailing

If you are caring for a person with dementia, there may come a time when they are unable to make decisions about their care and their finances. A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document appointing one, or more, trusted people to be their attorney(s). An attorney is a person responsible for making decisions on their behalf. Read more about Lasting Power of Attorney on our website.