Dame Judi Dench
Regarded as one of Britain's most talented actresses and a star of stage and screen, Dame Judi Dench has been a patron of Alzheimer's Society since 2007.
Beginning her career as a Shakespearean actress in the likes of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Hamlet, Dame Judi made the transition to screen with the much-loved tv shows A Fine Romance and As Time Goes By. Her film appearances include Shakespeare in Love, Mrs Brown and Notes on a Scandal as well as the role of M in the James Bond series.
Her role as Iris Murdoch in the film Iris (2001) won critical acclaim for her moving portrayal of the writer's journey into dementia.
Providing a voice to the thousands of people affected by dementia, Dame Judi has campaigned for better access to drugs for people with dementia and is committed to raising awareness of the Society.
'Alzheimer's Society is a society with a heart. Every day the charity's vital services, research programmes and campaigns help people with dementia, their families and carers. Alzheimer's Society is literally providing a lifeline of support to some of the most vulnerable people in our nation.'
Dame Judi Dench supports us because
- 86p out of every pound given to us is spent on charitable services - supporting people, research and campaigning
- One in three people over 65 will die with dementia.
What you can do
The Vice-Presidents, Patrons and Ambassadors programme was launched by the Alzheimer's Society at the House of Lords on Thursday 15 March 2007, with more than 30 influential people from the worlds of business, politics, science and the arts.
Visit Talking Point and take part in the discussions