Organisation
Organisation Name

Age UK

Website

http://www.ageuk.org.uk

Organisation Summary

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

We help more than 7m people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

What sectors does your organisation work in?

Voluntary

Why is your organisation committed to the NDAA and the Dementia Statements?

Around 850,000 people were thought to have dementia in the UK in 2015. Numbers of people
with dementia in the UK are forecast to reach over 1 million by 2025 and over 2 million by
2051, primarily as a result of the UK’s ageing population profile. Around one in every
79 members of the entire UK population, and one in every 14 of the population aged
65 years and over, has dementia.

A diagnosis of dementia doesn’t mean life has to grind to a halt overnight. Many people live well for years following a diagnosis, and there are lots of things you can do to continue enjoying later life and stay as independent as possible.