21st May 2018

A cure for Dementia must remain a priority

Dementia Action Week #DAW2018, 21st – 27th May

Future Care Capital is joining organisations across the country to raise awareness about Dementia, highlight barriers that people with the condition face and support urgent calls to find a cure.

Statistics about Dementia are shocking. The Alzheimer’s Society say that, on average, one person in the UK develops dementia every three minutes. Alzheimer’s Research UK say that 850,000 people are estimated to be living with Dementia across the UK, with the number set to rise as our population continues to age. They also say that one quarter of hospital beds are occupied by people living with Dementia who are over 65.

Action to address Dementia needs to be at the forefront of public health planning as people enter later life. It is important that older people who may be developing symptoms associated with Dementia are not left unsupported or excluded from the rest of society. The impact of the condition is devastating – all efforts must be focused on tackling Dementia.

That is why the ask for everyone this Dementia Action Week is to take actions both big and small to help improve the lives of everyone affected. We must join forces and create a dementia-friendly country where people are included and supported to live their lives in the way they want to. It is vital they feel recognised, valued and supported – just like everyone else.

‘Dementia’ is often caused when the brain is damaged by disease or stroke. Changes in an individual can sometimes be small to begin with, but for that person they can be severe enough to affect aspects of their daily life. Dementia can happen to anyone, at any time and there is currently no cure.

By raising awareness, it not only allows many more people to find out about the condition, but it is hoped that more people will be diagnosed earlier, allowing them more time to come to terms with the symptoms. Knowing just a little bit more about what to expect can make a huge difference not only to the individual affected, but also their friends, family and carers.

Joel Charles, Deputy Chief Executive of Future Care Capital, said:

“Dementia causes a great deal of emotional trauma for the person diagnosed, their family and friends. There are also individuals who are not fortunate to have the support of loved ones, trying to manage their condition alone, living in social isolation. It is important to support Dementia Action Week and come together as a society to break down barriers associated with the condition. Our society needs to talk more openly about the condition, and support those who are isolated because of Dementia.

“Finding a cure for Dementia must remain a priority so that more people are able to enjoy later life free from the impact caused by cognitive impairment.”


Notes to Editors

Press enquiries – Joel Charles, Deputy Chief Executive of Future Care Capital, at [email protected] or 07377 338322.

For more information about us, please visit:

Latest News

Press Release

Harness the value of NHS data as part of plans to...
18th Jun 2018

PRESS RELEASE Monday 18th June 2018 Harness the value of NHS data as part of plans…

Read More


Securing the future
19th Sep 2017

A new settlement for health and care or ‘Care Covenant’, underpinned by Future Care Guarantees, will…

Read More


Are the Government’s guiding principles for better...
25th Apr 2018

Are the Government’s guiding principles for better social care a step in the right direction? April…

Read More

The Latest from Us

Read our response to the Prime Minister’s NHS funding announcement. Greg Allen, Chief Executive of Future Care Capital, said: “More funding for the NHS is welcome news, but we should also remember that adult social care provision faces a cliff-edge without a long-term plan. Governments of all political colours have wrestled with how to develop a sustainable long-term funding plan for the NHS – adult social care funding should be at the forefront of Ministers’ minds too. I would urge the government to think seriously about harnessing the value of NHS data. It could boost the country’s balance sheet and provide the NHS with an additional source of funding to help deliver sustainable provision for decades to come.”

More questions for this morning about how he will fund the 20 billion commitment. Funding plan to be announced as part of the Autumn Budget .

Future Care Capital

We are also on LinkedIn, view our page for the latest updates.