Dementia UK

Helping families face dementia

Registered Charity Number: 1039404 , SCO47429

Dementia devastates families. Leave a gift in your Will so they never have to cope alone.

Dementia can be devastating. It can rob a person of their memories, their personality, and ultimately their life. There is no way to prevent it. It can’t be effectively treated. There is currently no cure.

The impact on families, who often become carers, is huge too. Caring can be physically and mentally exhausting, pushing people to the brink – and in no position to provide the care a person with dementia needs.

Our specialist nurses give unique support to families facing dementia

We’re the only UK charity dedicated to supporting people with dementia and their families with specialist dementia nurses. Admiral Nurses work alongside families, giving them the compassionate one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline – it helps everyone in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

The next 20 years will see a huge increase in the number of people with dementia.

By 2040 1.6 million people in the UK will have the disease – more than twice as many as have it now.

That means hundreds of thousands more families struggling to cope and who might desperately need our help. With no cure in sight we must always be there to care for every family facing dementia that needs support. But we will need hundreds more nurses to meet this huge increase in demand. And we will need significantly more funds to make this happen.

In the face of this crisis we must all come together to fund more nurses so no family is ever left to cope with dementia alone.

A gift in your will costs you nothing now but leaves a lasting legacy

A gift in your Will is an amazing way to leave your mark on a cause you feel passionately about. Your friends and family come first, but once you’ve looked after those closest to you, please consider leaving a gift to Dementia UK. Even a small amount, like a 1% share of your estate, can make a big difference to families facing dementia.


Contact Us

Gemma Kemp (Gifts in Wills Manager)

Phone: 020 8036 5397


Free Will Service

Dementia UK is a member of the National Free Wills Network.  The Network gives us the opportunity to pay for a limited number of ‘simple’ Wills to be written.

After thinking of your family and friends, it’s a wonderful opportunity to remember a cause that matters to you – and that you’d like to be remembered for supporting, but there is no obligation.

How to find out more

1. Visit 

2. Enter your full name and address – letting us know that you would like to receive information on free Wills.

3. The National Free Wills Network will send you an information pack including a list of your nearest participating solicitors

4. Make an appointment with your chosen solicitor.

There is no obligation to include a gift but we hope you will consider it, to help more families facing dementia long into the future.


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