With an ageing population, dementia is affecting more people in the workplace now than ever before, and by 2021 one million people will be living with dementia.
670,000 people are now caring for a loved one with dementia. Many of these family carers are also looking after a child, as well as the person with dementia, whilst coping with the stresses of work and everyday life
Over 42,000 people are living with young onset dementia (diagnosed under the age of 65) with 18% continuing to work after a diagnosis
21% of carers give up or reduce their hours
Caring for someone with dementia costs English businesses £1.6 billion a year
70% of carers have felt isolated in the workplace
Workplaces are well-placed to provide an anchor of support, giving structure and stability when other aspects of daily life can be unpredictable and fragmented.
At Dementia UK, we can work collaboratively with you to make a difference for employees and customers:
A session with a nurse to build an understanding of dementia; how to support friends and colleagues; healthy living and work-life balance