Whether you have dementia, or you care for someone who has dementia, we are here to help you and guide you through your journey.
Dementia is progressive can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language, and is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or vascular disease.
This can be a daunting time. In the UK, dementia affects more than 830,000 people and about 23 million people have a close friend or family member with dementia.
Dementia more commonly occurs in those over the age of 65, however, there are an estimated 40,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.
The number of people diagnosed with dementia is expected to rise to one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. You are not alone. We are here to support you and walk alongside you on your journey.
Ken was born in 1933 in Wigan. He moved with his parents to Hessle in 1938/39, as his dad had secured a job at Blackburn Aircraft at Brough, building planes for the war effort. Upon leaving school, Ken became an apprentice bricklayer and worked in the building industry until he retired in 1998 age 65.