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Help us to raise £200,000 to provide a better experience for patients living with dementia during their time spent in our hospitals.

It is estimated that 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK and one in six people over the age of 80. With an aging population, the demand on our hospitals to provide a dementia friendly environment and specialised care is only going to increase.

Every patient living with dementia should leave our hospitals as fit and healthy as possible, rather than experience a decline in their condition that can happen when a person is in an unfamiliar environment for a length of time.

The Dementia Appeal will fund new equipment and projects that will revolve around the everyday work of our hospitals to make sure they quickly deliver benefits for patients and their carers, families and friends.

What we would like to do

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  • Supply patients with activities while they are in hospital; memory boxes full of reminiscent cards, photos and gamesto stimulate their early memories. Portable and personal CD players with an assortment of music from different eras that will help people keep calm and relaxed

  • Buy some special computer systems designed specifically for people living with dementia to use on the wards

  • Make changes to the patient environment to make the area as comfortable as possible by means of special clocks, lighting and toilet seats which will reduce confusion and stress

How you can help

  • Donate online 

  • Host your own fundraising event such as a coffee morning or dress down day with your colleagues, friends and family or school. For more fundraising ideas please click here

  • Get sponsored to be out of your comfort zone - run, hike, jump out of a plane or go silent on social media

  • Give your time by volunteering at one of our bucket collections or knit some Twiddlemuffs for our patients!

For more information about how to support our Dementia Appeal, please contact the Charity Team by calling 01904 724521 or by sending us an email by clicking here.

Help us reach our £200,000 target and together we can make a huge difference!

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