Wellington Guscott is proud to support The Alzheimer’s Society
Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. The symptoms include loss of memory, mood changes and confusion.
There are many types and forms of Dementia, each is progressive and ultimately ends in an undignified death. Many people don’t realise that once diagnosed, dementia is a life sentence.
Dementia affects everyone in different ways. Many of us notice that our memory becomes less reliable as we get older. Tiredness, stress, overwork, anxiety, depression, some physical illnesses or the side-effects of certain medications can all affect our memory.
There is help available for people with dementia and treatments which can sometimes lessen the symptoms.
Visit the website www.alzheimers.org.uk and take a look at Talking Point – their online resource for anyone affected by dementia.
Make a donation
Alzheimer’s Society supports people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow. They rely on voluntary donations to continue their vital work.
If you would like to make a donation and help to lead the fight against dementia you can call 0845 306 0898.
£5 could pay for one person to attend a half hour session at a monthly Dementia Café, providing information and support for people with dementia and their carers.
£20 could pay for 100 copies of Understanding and respecting the person with dementia – one of the Society’s most requested factsheets.
It would be greatly appreciated.