How can we all unite against

de­men­tia? WE ALL FEAR THE CON­DI­TION, BUT HERE’S HOW ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY OF­FERS HOPE IN SO MANY WAYS AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO MAKE A DIF­FER­ENCE

Woman & Home - - W & H Dementia Awarness Campaign -

Everye three min­utes some­one is di­ag­nosed with de­men­tia, and both they and their loved ones of­ten don’t know where to turn as they are faced with a sud­denly un­cer­tain fu­ture. But the wealth of free prac­ti­cal sup­port and ad­vice avail­able from Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety can make a huge dif­fer­ence. Here’s what you can do:

Book A FROM A DE­MEN­TIA AD­VISER. THEY ARE TRAINED AND PAID FOR BY ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY, TO AD­VISE ON HEALTH, COM­MU­NITY, HOUS­ING AND CARE SER­VICES, AND HOW TO FIND A WAY THROUGH THE BE­WIL­DER­ING MAZE (SEE BOX). A TO GET EX­PERT AD­VICE FROM THE NA­TIONAL DE­MEN­TIA HELPLINE (0300 222 1122), WHICH OF­FERS A WEALTH OF IN­FOR­MA­TION AND SUP­PORT. your

BY LOG­GING INTO ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY’S ON­LINE COM­MU­NITY SUP­PORT FO­RUM

TALK­ING POINT (FO­RUM.ALZHEIMERS.ORG.UK).

SEARCH FOR A CURE

ALZHEIMER’S SO­CI­ETY IS THE ONLY CHAR­ITY FUND­ING RE­SEARCH INTO CARE FOR PEO­PLE WITH DE­MEN­TIA, AS WELL AS NEW TREAT­MENTS, AND IT IS HOPED, UL­TI­MATELY, A CURE. THE CHAR­ITY RE­CENTLY IN­VESTED £50 MIL­LION IN THE DE­MEN­TIA RE­SEARCH INSTITUTE, ALONG­SIDE ALZHEIMER’S RE­SEARCH UK AND THE MED­I­CAL RE­SEARCH COUN­CIL. TO FIND OUT HOW TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR THIS VI­TAL WORK, VISIT EVENTS AND FUNDRAIS­ING ON ALZHEIMERS.ORG.UK

BE­COME A DE­MEN­TIA FRIEND

YOU CAN JOIN THE DE­MEN­TIA MOVE­MENT AND HELP TO IM­PROVE THE LIVES OF THE THOU­SANDS OF PEO­PLE LIV­ING WITH DE­MEN­TIA BY BE­COM­ING A DE­MEN­TIA FRIEND TO­DAY – VISIT DEMENTIAFRIENDS.ORG.UK

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