Tilly Bailey & Irvine LLP are proud supporters of the campaign by the Alzheimer’s Society for people to become Dementia Friends , to become a little more understanding of those living with dementia. A large number of our staff are Dementia Friends and we would encourage everyone to take some time to find out more about being a Dementia Friend.
It is World Alzheimer’s Day on Thursday 21st September 2017, so it is an ideal time to become a Dementia Friend. It is easy to become a Dementia Friend, either by attending an Information Session or by watching the online videos.
Tilly Bailey & Irvine are also members of Dementia Friendly Hartlepool and doing our bit to make our town more accessible for those living with dementia.
A message that we would like to promote that it is possible to live well with dementia’
Dementia has been described as a global health 'ticking time bomb' by world-leading experts. Fast being dubbed the disease of an ageing population, dementia is feared not only because there is no cure. It is feared because people can see it in their families, they can see it in their friends, they can see it all around them in their communities. Dementia is where cancer, 'the Big C' was 30 years ago. 'The Big D' is where we are at now. Dementia has overtaken cardiovascular disease to become the biggest killer in England and Wales today. And surveys show it's what people in the UK are most scared of. A YouGov poll* revealed 64% of people were most afraid of losing their memory through a health condition such as Alzheimer's or dementia in their golden years.