Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021.
At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most. We are here for anyone worried about or affected by dementia. We provide information and support, fund medical and social research, and campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of the condition.
Everything we do is guided by the things people affected by dementia have said they want to see in their lives. We are the first point of contact for anyone dealing with dementia - whether you are worried about dementia or have it yourself, are a family member or carer, or a health or social care professional, and wherever you live.
Through our website, our publications and National Dementia Helpline, we provide comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information about dementia to help people to understand it and empower people to live well with it. We also have an online support and discussion forum, Talking Point.