Alzheimer’s Society Cymru

AT Alzheimer’s Society, we believe passionately that life doesn’t end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Who we are
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure.

We know it is scary facing up to it, but we must confront the biggest health and social care challenge of our time.

Thanks to your support, Alzheimer’s Society is facing dementia head on. Whether you’re a fundraiser, donor, partner, or affected by dementia in any way, we’re working with you to build a movement. Inspired by your voices, we’re leading the way in support, society and research.

We are calling on everyone to unite. Working together we know we will achieve our vision – a world without dementia.

Too many people face dementia alone. People with dementia have told us how difficult it is to find out who to turn to or where to go for information and support.

Our wide range of support services ensures nobody should have to face dementia alone.

Our innovative Dementia Connect service will transform the support people receive and will provide the right support in the best way for each individual person, combining face-to-face support with telephone and online advice and information offered by specially-trained dementia advisers.

Our expert dementia advisers and trained volunteers are available to speak to by phone or face-to-face. They help people with dementia take back control of their lives and remain independent for longer.

As part of Dementia Connect, our side-by-side volunteers already support people with dementia to be active in their community and continue to do what they love.

National Dementia Helpline – you can call our helpline on 0300 222 11 22. It is open seven days a week providing information, advice and emotional support to anyone affected by dementia.

Our online community is a place where you can ask questions, share experiences and get information and practical tips on living with dementia. It’s free to use, open 24 hours a day and all you need is an internet connection.

Find support near you – our comprehensive directory allows you to find advice and information support services. Simply enter your postcode or location.

Our group services:

  • Improve confidence and motivation;
  • Provide reassurance;
  • Allow people affected by dementia to get advice and information from our experienced staff.

We work towards ensuring people continue to benefit from our group services like dementia cafés and ‘singing for the brain’.

Alzheimer’s Society Cymru will be united against dementia for all the communities of Wales.

Over 17,000 people affected by dementia live in rural Wales, yet they face barriers and challenges to accessing specialist support. This is not good enough.

People affected by dementia in rural Wales deserve a new deal. Help us campaign by uniting with us.

There is not respite available here… no one comes this far

That’s why Alzheimer’s Society Cymru wants a new deal for people living in rural Wales, improving: access to specialist support; peer support; awareness and understanding of dementia.

Dementia Action Plan for Wales
Following Alzheimer’s Society Cymru’s successful #45000reasons campaign, the Welsh Government has launched its new Dementia Action Plan.

The Action Plan sets out a clear strategy for Wales to become a dementia-friendly nation that recognises the rights of people with dementia to feel valued and live as independently as possible in their communities.

The Plan recognises the need for cross-government, multi-agency and society-wide support for people with dementia.

Sue Phelps, Country Director for Wales, said: “We hope the Dementia Action Plan will bring about the changes that people have told us they need to live well with dementia.”

How was the plan created?
Alzheimer’s Society Cymru worked closely with Welsh Government and Dementia Empowerment and Engagement Project (DEEP) to make sure people affected by dementia had their say throughout the development of the Action Plan.

To set out key priorities for the strategy, we also united with 22 organisations which represent and support people living with dementia, carers, and their wider support network. This was alongside other health and social care professionals.

The result of all of this work is a comprehensive response to the Government’s consultation, setting out our recommendations – based on the experiences of people affected by dementia in Wales.

Visit the Alzheimer’s Society website