The Dementia Care Fund
The Dementia Care Fund has been set up to raise awareness and funds to help support and care for people living with dementia and their families.Dementia affects 800,000 people living in the UK. When people with dementia are admitted to an acute hospital such as UCLH it can be a very distressing time with new surroundings and unfamiliar faces exacerbating this for them. At UCLH the older adult Assessment team, along side Nurse Consultant, Vicki Leah, care for a great number of patients every week who are living with dementia.
The funds that are raised through generous donations and fund raising go towards projects at UCLH which help to alleviate the stress of staying in a strange environment and provide funding to offer services above and beyond the normal day to day care.