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U's Support Alzheimer's Society

10 January 2014

Support people living with dementia in Cambridgeshire with Alzheimer’s Society

CAMBRIDGE United are proud to be supporting Alzheimer's Society.

There are more than 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, and nearly 8,000 of these people live in Cambridgeshire.

Dementia is a term used to describe diseases of the brain that affect a person’s memory, behaviour and ability to communicate. There is currently no cure for dementia and it is a progressive disease which means that symptoms deteriorate over time. Alzheimer's Society fund vital research into cause and treatment of dementia as well as a range of programmes looking into best practise of care for people with dementia.

Here in Cambridgeshire, Alzheimer's Society provide local support and information services to those living with dementia and their carers. They host various support groups, carer education programmes, outreach services and also provide a dementia adviser service.  The charity can also be found running our Singing for the Brain sessions and Dementia Cafés across the area.

All of these services aim to help both people with dementia and their carers by helping them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to stay engaged with their local community. This helps to promote a sense of well-being and allows people to live well with dementia.

Fundraising is crucial to all of the work that Alzheimer's Society do, and on a local scale it acts as a vital source of funding for all of their services.

If you need information about fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society or you would like to speak to someone regarding yourself or a loved one, please call Alzheimer's Society on 01223 863854 or email CambridgeandElyOffice@alzheimers.org.uk where one of the team will be able to provide you with the advice and support that you need.

Not only do Alzhemier's Society provide services to support those living with dementia but they also help fund new research that is constantly seeing new results. So please help Alzheimer's Society lead the fight against dementia.

The U's squad will be showing their support for the charity by wearing Alzhemier's Society t-shirts during tomorrow's warm-up.

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