Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society

Charity information

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity – here for the 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, and the 670,000 people who care for them. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. We believe that a world without dementia is within our reach, but until we find a cure, no one should have to face it alone.

Founded 1979

  • Mission statement

    Alzheimer’s Society is committed to transforming the present and the future for people affected by dementia.

    Our national and local services are designed to ensure that everyone affected by the condition can get the help they need, when and where they need it. We provide support over the phone, online, and face-to-face across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    We have committed to spending £150 million on cutting-edge research into dementia prevention, cause, cure and care over the next decade, including launching the UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute.

    Our campaigning has kept dementia firmly at the top of the political agenda and raised dementia awareness among nearly 2 million people through our Dementia Friends initiative.

  • Aims

    Alzheimer's Society aims to:

    • Be available to every person who receives a diagnosis – whatever they are going through, wherever they are, and whoever they are, they can turn to us for support, information and advice.
    • Change the conversation on dementia – making sure that everyone with the condition is treated as an equal member of society.
    • Lead dementia research – funding research that will help us to understand dementia better; prevent or slow its development; provide better care; and find a cure.
    • Stand with people affected by dementia - putting them, and what they tell us they want and need, at the heart of everything we do.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1979

    Registered Charity Number: 296645

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 1300

    Part time staff: 1300

    Volunteers: 6125

    Phone number: 0330 333 0804

    Address: Alzheimer's Society 43-44 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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