Join the fight against dementia
Lorraine Brown was diagnosed with dementia at the age of just 59. Read her story and find out how she's fighting back. You can help Lorraine and others like her by leaving Alzheimer's Society a gift in your will.
'I've always been a fighter, whatever life throws at me. But when I was diagnosed with dementia at just 59 years old, I'll admit, the fight went out of me. I was devastated beyond belief.
I wanted my world back; I wanted my job, my life, my hopes for the future. I had nine very dark months in which I felt extremely low. It was like a bad dream.
Eventually, I had to accept that I have dementia - and I have to fight. One of the ways I'm doing this is by leaving a gift in my Will to Alzheimer's Society.'
Why am I leaving a gift my in Will?
'My dad went through years of confusion and memory-loss. Now it's my turn to battle Alzheimer's. I'm only 64 but sometimes I don't recognise where I am; I often can't remember every day information; and my vision is also affected.
No one knows what the future holds, for me or my family. I hope with all my heart that they will never have to face this terrible condition. I want to do all I can to protect my loved ones from the devastation that dementia brings.'
Alzheimer's Society have supported me, so I want to give back to them
'From going to peer support groups and dementia cafes to campaigning to improve life with dementia, they've helped me to become a voice for people with the condition. So, I'm asking you to please consider leaving a gift in your Will to help put a stop to dementia.'
Why do Alzheimer's Society need your support?
Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, one million of us will have dementia. Two million will have dementia by 2051. But dementia won't win!
Until the day we find a cure, we'll be here for everyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by people affected by dementia.
Everyday, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
We have a long term plan to revolutionise the fight against dementia, by vastly increasing research, support and social movement.
Without your kindness our plan would not be possible. By including a gift in your Will to Alzheimer’s Society, no matter the size, you will be helping to realise those plans.
So, please request your free Will guide and leave a legacy that will help create a better world for everyone affected by dementia now and for future generations.
If you’ve already kindly left a gift in your Will to help people with dementia, or considering doing so, please let us know now to help us invest for the future.