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Woodward Markwell MD and Marketing Assistant to skydive to raise money for Dementia UK.

July 2020

Braving Great Heights!

Our very own MD David McGowan and Marketing Assistant Tony McAlpine are facing their fears and taking part in a charity skydive in September. They are doing this to support our charity of the year, Dementia UK.

To sponsor David McGowan please click here
To sponsor Tony McAlpine please click here

About Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere. Admiral Nurses are continually trained, developed and supported by Dementia UK. Families that have their support have someone truly expert and caring by their side. They are a lifeline helping families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

Dementia in the UK

Dementia is a global concern but it is most often seen in wealthier countries, where people are likely to live into very old age. The Alzheimer’s Society (2014) reports there are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today. Of these, approximately, 42,000 are people with young onset dementia, which affects people under the age of 65. As a person’s age increases, so does the risk of them developing dementia. It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia in the UK by 2021 will rise to over one million. Rates of diagnosis are improving but many people with dementia are thought to still be undiagnosed.

Every penny helps, and you can help support this wonderful charity too by sponsoring David or Tony.