Dementia is a tremendously debilitating disease which can seriously affect the daily lives of sufferers and place a real hardship on those who are carers
- It is predicted there will be around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia in 2015.
- The chance of developing dementia increases significantly with age. One in 14 people over 65 years of age, and one in six people over 80, has dementia. It is more common among women than men.
- More than 40,000 younger people (under the age of 65) in the UK have dementia. This is called early-onset or young-onset dementia.
Better Understanding of Dementia in Sandwell, (BUDS) is a charity which helps to support people with dementia and help their families to continue to lead positive and fulfilling lives.
BUDS have made it to the final Shortlist of three for Sainsbury's Oldbury Charity of the Year. The final decision will now come down to a public vote. You can vote in store, or via: www.sainsburys.co.uk/localcharity.
Vote for BUDS!