Many of us will have had experience of dementia within our families. It is a devastatingly cruel condition for both the sufferer and their families and friends. It is is progressive; there is no cure.
This May, Alzheimer’s Society invites everyone in Cornwall to come together and support its Forget Me Not Appeal to remember and honour people they know who are living with dementia or who had dementia.
By wearing your Forget Me Not badge and supporting the appeal, you can show people living with dementia in Cornwall that they have not been forgotten, and you understand and stand with them. The badge is a symbol of solidarity and shows supporters, through their donations, are helping to provide life-changing dementia support.
It’s never been more important to unite against dementia. There are currently 10, 060 people living with dementia in Cornwall and the Scilly Isles with someone developing it every three minutes. This number is set to rise to over one million by 2025, with many millions more carers, partners, families, and friends affected.
Alzheimer’s Society is a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. Too many are facing some of the hardest and most frightening times alone, without adequate support. It is only with the generous help of supporters that Alzheimer’s Society can carry out its urgent work providing expert support to those who need it most.
Alzheimer’s Society is asking people in Cornwall to join the Forget Me Not Appeal in honour of loved ones by donating, getting a badge and showing their support.
Website: To find out more and for information on ways to support the appeal, visit alzheimers.org.uk/ForgetMeNot