Over 850,000 people in the UK have dementia. Could your young people make their lives better?
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Improving the lives of those affected by dementia
Dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with mobility, problem-solving or language. Although it mainly affects older people, it is not a natural part of aging and 40,000 under 65 have dementia.
People with dementia all too often find themselves isolated, losing friends and family and facing barriers in accessing their local communities. With 1,000,000 people in the UK predicted to have dementia by 2025, it’s time for young people to get involved in creating more dementia-friendly communities.
From fighting isolation to teaching others to spot the signs, from making communities more accessible to convincing decision makers to find a cure, young people could improve the lives of those affected by dementia for generations to come.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Along with Alzheimer’s Scotland, they have designed activities and provided access to volunteers to help Groups understand dementia and, more importantly, take action to help those affected by it.