Dementia is the major health issue of our time. More than 850,000 people in the UK have the condition – and that’s set to rise to 1 million by 2021.
But dementia doesn’t just affect the life of the person with the diagnosis: each spouse, partner, child and friend receives that diagnosis too.
Dementia UK knows how tough it can be caring for someone with dementia. It can be a 24 hour a day job. Our specialist dementia nurses – Admiral Nurses – work with families to help them get through the toughest times, giving them the tools and support they need to cope.
But we need so many more of these nurses in order to reach every family who needs us. And to get more nurses, we need your help.
We are reliant on voluntary donations, including gifts in Wills.
Every year in September we take part in Remember a Charity Week, a national campaign raising awareness of leaving a gift to a charity in your Will. This year, from 10th to 16th September, we’re coming together with our supporters to tackle some of life’s biggest questions, such as ‘How can we help ensure no family faces dementia alone?’
Throughout the Week, look out for lots of activity on social media, including Facebook and Twitter.
Find out more about leaving a gift in your Will to Dementia UK and Admiral Nurses by requesting our free Guide to Gifts in Wills, either through the post or as a downloadable PDF.