This year we are focussing our efforts on raising money for a very important cause. We want to raise awareness and as many funds as we can to go towards the Dementia UK charity.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain.
Each type of dementia stops a person’s brain cells (neurones) working properly in specific areas, affecting their ability to remember, think and speak.
Doctors typically use the word “dementia” to describe common symptoms – such as memory loss, confusion, and problems with speech and understanding – that get worse over time.
There are over 200 subtypes of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia. Dementia can affect a person at any age but it’s more common in people over the age of 65.
By 2025, it’s estimated that over one million people in the UK will have a diagnosis of dementia – and almost all of us will know someone living with the condition.
Looking for information or advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s? Call the Dementia Helpline for free on 08008886678 for support from the dementia specialist Admiral Nurses. The helpline is open from 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday to Sunday.