According to Alzheimer’s Society, over 850,000 people in the United Kingdom currently suffer from dementia – a figure that is expected to rise above 1,000,000 by 2025.

Women are disproportionately affected by dementia in Britain, making up two thirds of those who have it – and with a predominantly female workforce, an awareness of the condition and how to support those who suffer from it may be of use. Furthermore, there is evidence to suggest that those from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background are also at higher risk of developing dementia. As we grow older, the likelihood of experiencing dementia also increases, with 1 in 14 of those aged 65+ having dementia increasing to 1 in 6 by the time you look at those who are 80 and above.

This page exists to signpost to the support available to those who are supporting others with the condition, which is the leading cause of death in the UK. We understand that being a carer for someone with dementia can be challenging and emotionally draining. Here, we signpost to tools, information and support which might make that experience a little easier – or simply help you be the best possible carer for your loved one.