Macfarlanes – we need you now!

Almost all of us will know someone with dementia. It can be devastating. It is always heart-breaking. 

And it’s a cause that will directly affect many of your colleagues. Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. That’s 209,600 new families who need our support every year. And we cannot do it on our own. 

A vote for Dementia UK can help make sure that no family has to face dementia alone. 

Hannah’s husband, Neil, was diagnosed with young onset dementia when he was just 51. A partnership with Macfarlanes will help support more families, like Hannah’s, in London. 

Please take a moment to watch their story. 

Hannah, Neil and their children

Hannah, Neil and their two children

We’re Dementia UK – the only specialist dementia nurse charity

There is no cure for dementia. But there is care. And care can change lives. That’s why Dementia UK is here. Our specialist dementia nurses, called Admiral Nurses, provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The devastating long-term impact of Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis means families are more vulnerable than ever. They need your help now.

Every penny raised through our partnership will help provide a lifeline to those who need it by funding two brand new nurses in London. They will support families, like Hannah’s, and give them the compassion and quality of care that we would all want for ourselves and our loved ones.

Our partnership

Julie Green, Admiral Nurse

Julie Green, one of our specialist dementia nurses

Our specialist dementia nurses are at the heart of every partnership – like Julie, who some of you will have met at Dementia UK’s stand in your office. You’ll always feel connected to the difference Macfarlanes is making and our nurses will be there to support and educate colleagues. They will provide awareness talks about dementia, its impact and support available as well as one-to-one clinic appointments for those facing the everyday challenges of dementia.

If we become your next charity partner, we will create a bespoke calendar of events, with engaging fundraising activities alongside skills-based and hands-on volunteering opportunities. For example, you could join our team of London Marathon runners, get involved with one of our flagship events such as Time for a Cuppa or our Dog Walking Challenge, or directly support Dementia UK colleagues with learning and development.

Will David, Senior Consultant at Macfarlanes, said:

I’m voting for Dementia UK because the work they do is transformational for families affected by dementia. Many of us, or our loved ones, may need their help in the years to come. We can make a genuine long-term difference by funding new nurses to provide the specialist support this vital work requires.

 

Lizzie (Admiral Nurse) and Hannah

Specialist dementia nurse Lizzie with Hannah