People with dementia are forced to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds paying for their own care. Unite with us today and end this injustice: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The dementia tax refers to the enormous injustice in the care system for people with dementia. This is our time to try and ensure that no one has to pay catastrophic costs for their care. [ Bit.ly Link ]
A thorough and timely assessment for possible dementia is essential. A dementia diagnosis can provide a person with an explanation for their symptoms, removing uncertainty and allowing them to begin to adjust.
We look at why the diagnosis is so important: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Watch our special thank you message from actress Carey Mulligan, and see a reminder of why we all must unite against dementia from Vicky McClure. To everyone who took part in Dementia Awareness Week 2017, thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you. #UnitedAgainstDementia
With a general election just around the corner, it’s a good time to remember that people with dementia have the same right to vote as everyone else. The deadline to register is fast approaching and you must register to vote by 11.59pm on Monday 22 May.
Society often fails to listen to the voices of people affected by dementia. But we are. ‘Turning Up the Volume: unheard voices of dementia’ is a look at the real picture of living with dementia today from the people who know, and reflects our ambition to connect with as many people living with a diagnosis of dementia as possible.
Our new report, Turning up the Volume: unheard voices of people with dementia will be presented today at our annual conference. The report has been compiled after the biggest ever consultation of people with dementia - follow #ASAC2017 on Twitter for updates across the day.
In the last few days there’s been a lot of talk about what will help carers feel supported and able to look after their loved ones with dementia. If you had a chance to talk the next Government, what would you want to see them do?
Spokespeople from the political parties will be at our annual conference tomorrow. Tell us what you feel so we can feed in your top concerns, or visit our website... View details ⇨
Because public understanding is so poor, people with dementia often feel – and are – misunderstood, marginalised and isolated. And that means that they’re less likely to be able to live independently in their own communities. But Dementia Friends is transforming the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia. Sign up at or share this post to help us make as many new Dementia Friends... View details ⇨
Our Research Network is a group of more than 280 people with dementia, carers and former carers who help us to decide what research to fund and work with our researchers to help them understand the experience of people affected by dementia.
The Research Network is a great example of how we can be united against dementia.
Joan, whose parents both live in a £2,000/week care home, is terrified of the future. She’s calculated that all of her parents’ savings combined with the sale of their bungalow will only pay for another four and a half years of care. The situation is unthinkable for her and her husband, who are both retired and live solely off their pension.
We all have hopes and dreams for the future, but how many of us have factored in what would happen if we developed dementia? Instead of spending a carefully saved pension on the retirement you'd planned, you could end up paying £1,000 per week for a care home. With dementia set to be the leading cause of death in the UK, we confronted members of the public with this alternative future and... View details ⇨
The typical person’s bill for dementia care would take 125 years to save for - well over a lifetime.
Successive Governments have placed cost of care squarely on the shoulders of people affected, but our calculations show that even if people pre-emptively saved as they do for their pension, it would be impossible to prepare for - head to our blog for more information.