How you are helping this Christmas

Paul and Lisa sat side-by-side in conversation with Alzheimer's Society
Our work would not be possible without our generous supporters. You have helped us be there for people affected by dementia through incredibly difficult times.

Watch Paul and Lisa's story

Paul and Lisa talk about the support they received from Alzheimer's Society in this short video:

How you have helped Paul and Lisa

Lisa phoned the Dementia Connect support line after Paul’s sudden dementia diagnosis in January. In such a turbulent year their dementia adviser, Eula, helped to steady the ship.

‘She’s given me so much support and help. I know she’s always there if I’ve got a problem and I need to talk. She’s genuine, honest, and says it as it is.’

- Lisa, talking about their dementia adviser, Eula.

There are thousands of families – just like Paul and Lisa’s – who have been struggling with dementia.

Over the past year, people have reached out to the Dementia Connect support line 66,446 times. 

But thanks to you, they’ve not had to face this journey alone.

Our Christmas thank you

While we may not all be able to spend the festive period exactly as we imagined, we hope you’ll get to share this time with your loved ones.

For people affected by dementia – who have often been left behind during the pandemic – you’ve helped ensure they’re not facing this alone. Whether it’s loneliness and isolation, or navigating the maze of a diagnosis, you’ve had an incredible impact.

Your generosity has helped people affected by dementia when they’ve needed it most.

And it’s not just through the fantastic work of dementia advisers like Eula.

In Fiona Carragher's video, our Director of Research and Influencing sums up how this year you’ve helped to progress critical research and amplified the voices of people affected by dementia to help campaign for their rights.

Thank you for making a world of difference to people all over the country.

If you would like to help towards the ongoing costs of running our support services, we will be so grateful for your contributions during this time.

Give a gift this Christmas

A single donation of £9.90 could mean someone gets the support they need by providing their first telephone conversation with a dementia adviser.

A single donation of £30 could help a family affected by a recent dementia diagnosis get face-to-face support by paying for a two-hour home visit by a dementia adviser.

A single donation of £69 could help discover more about dementia by keeping one donated brain stored safely. These precious samples are fundamental to dementia research.

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