Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them. There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over one million by 2025. The Society’s fight for a better world for people with all types of dementia takes a wide range of forms. Through our network of local services, we touch the lives of over 30,000 people every week, providing practical services and support for people with dementia and their carers.
Alzheimer's Society staff and volunteers provide both local information and over 2,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to people affected by dementia in their communities. Our local services include day care and home care for people with dementia, as well as support and befriending services to help partners and families cope with the demands of caring. The Society’s telephone and online service provides reliable and up to date information to help you with every aspect of living with dementia: from understanding diagnosis and assessment to dealing with the financial challenges you may encounter. We aim to increase our investment in our research programme to around £10 million a year by 2017. This money funds important research that will help us to improve the quality of life for people with dementia, by tackling questions related to the causes of dementia, investigating good practice in care and treatment, and pursuing a cure.
This is why we need your support so urgently to help people today, and to find a cure for tomorrow. Payroll giving is one of the easiest and most flexible methods of charitable giving, providing a reliable and vital stream of income. Giving regularly through your pay allows us to plan for the future and help care for the 850,000 people living with dementia.