Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society

At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Facts about our job

  • There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. Right now we are only able to reach 1 in 10.
  • The financial cost of dementia to the UK is £26.3 billion a year.
  • Our investment in ground-breaking research expenditure more than doubled to £9.1 million (2014: £4 million).

We are here for anyone worried about or affected by dementia. We provide information and support, fund medical and social research, and campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of the condition.
Everything we do is guided by the things people affected by dementia have said they want to see in their lives.

Information and advice

We are the first point of contact for anyone dealing with dementia – whether you are worried about dementia or have it yourself, are a family member or carer, or a health or social care professional, and wherever you live.

Through our website, publications and National Dementia Helpline, we provide comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information about dementia to help people to understand it and empower people to live well with it. We also have an online support and discussion forum, Talking Point.

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Monthly Donations

  • £5 per month or £60 annually

    Could pay for a person with dementia to attend a session at a Dementia Café, where they will receive information about dementia, as well as practical tips and emotional support from people in a similar situation.

  • £7.50 per month or £90 annually

    Could pay for 10 DVD copies of The dementia guide, a crucial resource to help people with a recent diagnosis find out more about dementia and the treatments and support available.

  • £10 per month or £120 annually

    Could help to investigate the role that genes have in developing Alzheimer’s disease by paying for a researcher to extract DNA from ten brain tissue samples.

  • £20 per month or £240 annually

    Could allow 20 callers to our National Dementia Helpline to get the advice, information and support they need to live well with dementia.