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Dementia UK invites the nation to make Time for a Cuppa

Someone develops dementia every three minutes in the UK – that’s the time it takes to boil a kettle.

This May, Dementia UK, the specialist dementia nursing charity, is inviting the nation to make Time for a Cuppa.

The charity’s dementia specialist Admiral Nurses, provide life-changing advice and support to anyone affected by dementia. However, with rising numbers of families impacted by the condition, thousands of people are not getting the support they need.

Between 1st – 8th May, Dementia UK is encouraging people across the country to get together at home, at work, or in the local community to host a Time for a Cuppa event to help the charity to continue delivering vital support to families with dementia.

Friends, families, and neighbours can come together to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake in return for a donation to the charity. Every cuppa poured and penny raised will help the charity to grow the number of specialist dementia nurses so more families can access their support.

Over the past 14 years, Time for a Cuppa has raised over £1,600,000 which has helped to fund numerous Admiral Nurse services around the UK to support families with dementia.

Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO of Dementia UK said: One in two of us will be affected by dementia in our lifetime. Either by caring for someone with the condition, developing it ourselves, or both. It is a huge and growing health crisis.

“We believe every family affected by dementia should have the support of a specialist nurse – but right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us.

“By taking part in Time for a Cuppa, you can help us recruit more Admiral Nurses which provide a lifeline to families. Although, there is no cure for dementia, there is care.”

By making Time for a Cuppa, you can help ensure no one has to face dementia alone. Sign up for your free Time for a Cuppa fundraising pack here

If you need advice or support on living with dementia, contact Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678 or email helpline@dementiauk.org. You can also book a free video or phone appointment to get expert dementia support from an Admiral Nurse. Find out more at dementiauk.org/book-an-appointment.

Kirsty

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