Congratulations to a number of our residents, staff, family and friends who took part in the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk on Saturday 1 September in Bute Park in Cardiff.
We managed to raise over £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society, which was our chosen charity last year but still remains close to everyone’s heart and the work we do. During 2017 we actively encouraged our employees to become Dementia Friends alongside an outstanding 2.5 million people across the UK.
The initiative has encouraged people’s perceptions to positively alter as well as continuing to raise awareness of the condition.
In celebration of our 50th anniversary we want to continue spreading awareness of the many people living with dementia across our services by taking part in world Alzheimer’s Day, Friday 21 September.
In the UK there are currently:
- 850,000 people with dementia, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051
- 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes
- 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia
- 70 per cent of people in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems
- Over 40,000 people under 65 with dementia
- More than 25,000 people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the UK are affected
Across our care homes, extra care schemes and support services we support over 240 people with dementia, and are committed to becoming a dementia friendly organisation.