National charity Alzheimer’s Society has received £7,500 from the Pavers Foundation, a donation made on behalf of Graham Paver.
Alzheimer’s Society are dedicated to campaigning for change, funding research to find a cure and supporting people living with dementia today. Someone in the UK develops Dementia every three minutes and there is currently no cure.
The donation will be put towards funding some of the charities essential services, like the National Dementia Helpline which is available 7 days a week and offers information, support and advice about Dementia. As well as this, the donation of £7,500 will also help to fund advanced research, helping to work towards a future without Dementia.
Alzheimer's Society has committed to spending £150 million on cutting-edge research over the next decade.
Dr Tim Shakespeare, Research Information Manager said:
“The support we have received from the Pavers Foundation is helping us to transform dementia support and care. As well as enabling our range of essential services, such as our National Dementia Helpline, it funds world-class research like that happening at the UK Dementia Research Institute’s Care and Technology centre at Imperial College London. Alzheimer’s Society co-founded the UK DRI as part of our unique focus on developing care techniques to benefit people with the condition today, as well as working towards a cure tomorrow.
We’re really excited about this new chapter in dementia research, which will build on our existing knowledge, as well as developing insights into care that can quickly have an impact for people affected by dementia. Thank you to the Pavers Foundation for their generous support. You can keep up with the latest in our dementia research be subscribing to our Care and Cure magazine here”.