How your money is helping people affected by dementia

From the moment someone starts worrying about their symptoms, Alzheimer's Society can be there for them. Your support means that people don't have to face this condition alone, and that together, we can build a better tomorrow for everyone affected by dementia.

Support from day one

Dementia Advisers provide critical support to people throughout their experiences with dementia. For both people living with the condition and their carers, dementia can be a complex maze, but thanks to you, they can access expert support over the phone or in person.

The depth and breadth of knowledge that our Dementia Advisers have means that everyone affected by dementia can have personalised support that truly meets their needs.

But the path to a better world for people with dementia doesn't end there.

Your support means that we can look to the future as well, investing in ground-breaking research into better ways of treating and caring for people with dementia. It also means that we can campaign for a more equitable society, with over 160,000 of you adding your voices to the call.

It can get lonely living on my own, but every week, I get a call from Lucy, my Dementia Adviser. She is wonderful. She is just made for her job.
Lily, 75, living with dementia.
Lily a service user

Thank you!

We're so grateful to the people who support us. For families affected by dementia, your donation makes all the difference in the world. 

Last year, you helped: 

  • People use our services over 6 million times to access vital support and information whether over the phone, online, or in their local communities. Everyone deserves meaningful support, and your generosity helps people during their most challenging times.
  • 71,000 people reach out to the Dementia Support Line. Open seven days a week, the Support Line is there to offer compassion and expert support to anyone who is worried about dementia. 
  • 34,000 calls to combat loneliness through our Companion Calls which are fuelled by brilliant volunteers. 
  • Intervene in 8,624 safeguarding cases, helping to protect some of the most vulnerable people from neglect, abuse and harm.
  • Push the government to address the ongoing issues people in care homes and their families are facing. People with dementia make up 70% of care home residents, and we will continue to fight for their rights - you can join us by signing up as a campaigner.
  • Invest £12.2 million in cutting-edge research. Research will beat dementia, and by funding the most promising projects, our supporters are accelerating the progress we make to new ways of diagnosing, caring for, and treating people with dementia. 
  • 44 million people across the UK see that they can come to Alzheimer’s Society for help with dementia. Our ‘Ultimate Vow’ campaign not only helped to raise awareness of the realities of dementia, but also let people know that they don’t have to face it alone.