Summer Raffle 2009

edited 5 August 2009 at 5:52PM in Charities
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edited 5 August 2009 at 5:52PM in Charities
Hello All

By supporting the raffle you can help the Alzheimer’s Society to continue to fund research, run quality support services, deliver training to professionals and campaign for improved care and greater understanding and awareness of dementia.

Tickets £1 each
1st prize: £7,500 cash
2nd prize: £1,000 cash
Plus 10 runner-up prizes of £50 each

Closing date: 21st August 2009
Draw date: 04th September 2009

If you would like to help more, you can:
Call 01628 511 709 to order extra books or
Email: [EMAIL="raffle@alzheimers.org.uk"][email protected][/EMAIL]

Website: http://alzheimers.org.uk
Tel: 020 7423 3500
Fax: 020 7423 3501
Address: Alzheimer's Society, Devon House, 58 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1JX


What is dementia?

Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe.
There are more than 100 different types of dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed, almost 417,000 people.
Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Dementia is a terminal condition.

Statistics:
  • There are currently 700,000 people with dementia in the UK.
  • There are currently 15,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.
  • There are over 11,500 people with dementia from black and minority ethnic groups in the UK.
  • There will be over a million people with dementia by 2025.
  • Two thirds of people with dementia are women.
  • The proportion of people with dementia doubles for every 5 year age group.
  • One third of people over 95 have dementia.
  • 60,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to dementia.
  • Delaying the onset of dementia by 5 years would reduce deaths directly attributable to dementia by 30,000 a year.
  • The financial cost of dementia to the UK is over £17 billion a year.
  • Family carers of people with dementia save the UK over £6 billion a year.
  • 64% of people living in care homes have a form of dementia.
  • Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home.
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