The ‘Alexa Fund’ has been launched by the Battle Against Dementia in recognition of the immense pressure that those suffering from dementia and their carers have to remain living in their own homes.
It is aimed at supporting the wellbeing of those living with dementia and their unpaid carers and focuses on the following:
We are Battle Against Dementia
Battle Against Dementia (BAD) was founded in 2018 to support people in Glasgow and the west of Scotland who are directly affected by dementia.
Our key aim is to raise funds for a Dementia Hub. This is a place for people with dementia and their families, to enjoy activities and get information, support and advice. It will feature a music area, reminiscing movie area, indoor bowling and putting green, golf simulator rooms, coffee area, private meeting rooms and more. We need your help to make this a reality and to create this truly unique resource.
Symptoms and diagnosis
The progression of this disease will often depend on several factors including the support given, the physical make-up, emotional resilience and the type of dementia. The disease has a series of stages that you can use as a rough guide.
For the family and carers of people with dementia, we want to offer support and respite so that they are equipped to cope with the devastating effects and the life changes they are facing.
Our aim is to create a safe, enjoyable Dementia Hub where those with dementia and their loved ones can come and get support, enjoy their together and take part in activities that have been proven to make a difference.
Identifying the symptoms
Dementia describes a set of symptoms that prevents the body from functioning normally. These range from small changes such as memory loss and mood changes to more advanced changes including loss of speech, loss of memory and problems navigating daily life.
Helping dementia sufferers & their loved ones
Dementia is a progressive condition affecting the brain. With over 200 known types, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia, each person suffering from the condition will experience it in their own unique way. We are here to help them and their loved ones.
Our work is changing lives
There are over 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland. At Battle Against Dementia we want to raise awareness, raise money for research and to create a Dementia Hub to support people coping with the reality of living with dementia.
Get In Touch
Contact us today if you would like to get involved with supporting Battle Against Dementia in Scotland.