Our Organisation

Our people

Information about the organisation:

Who are we

Dementia Prevention UK is a registered charity providing knowledge to the public on cognitive reserve and its role in Dementia prevention.

How are we different

We are a start-up charity with a very large responsibility. Other organisations that work in this arena focus on people who live with Dementia and their communities and finding a cure.

We are the only organisation that provides individuals with education and practical tools to build cognitive reserve and maintain brain health.

Vision

A world where people understand that they have a key role in beating Dementia

Mission

To raise awareness and to educate the public that Dementia is not an inevitable part of aging. By modifying lifestyle and embracing cognitive stimulating activities, we can reduce the prevalence of Dementia.

Purpose

Dementia Prevention UK promotes dementia prevention. Educating people age 40 and above in the UK in, for the public benefit. We aim to disseminate knowledge and practice of practical activities to build cognitive reserve.

Values

Integrity– Our work is inspired by the most recent breakthroughs in the field of dementia science.

Inclusion and diversity– We provide access to knowledge and practical tools for dementia prevention to the public.

Impact– Our community work delivers change and influences people, their families, and their network.

Curiosity– We continue to learn and push ourselves to find new innovative tools to prevent dementia.

Collaboration– We work in collaboration with universities, research bodies, and other charities to bring new knowledge and the best service to our clients.

Facts about Dementia:

  • More than 920,000 people in the UK are living with dementia – a number expected to rise to over a million by 2024 (Alzheimer’s Society, 2019).
  • Dementia costs the UK economy about £35 billion in 2019– more than cancer and heart disease combined.
  • An estimated 80 per cent of people living in care homes have either dementia or severe memory problems.
  • Deaths due to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are the leading cause of death.
  • The total number of people with dementia is projected to reach 82 million in 2030 and 152 in 2050 (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dementia)
  • Research suggests that up to 40% of dementia cases could have been prevented if the risk factors were managed.
  • Dementia effects the brain 20 to 30 years before you can feel the symptoms, once you feel the symptoms it is too late. Cognitive stimulation can protect individuals from cognitive decline and keep the mind sharp for longer.

Purpose

Dementia Prevention UK promotes dementia prevention. Educating people age 40 and above in the UK in, for the public benefit. We aim to disseminate knowledge and practice of practical activities to build cognitive reserve.

Values

Integrity– Our work is inspired by the most recent breakthroughs in the field of dementia science.

Inclusion and diversity– We provide access to knowledge and practical tools for dementia prevention to the public.

Impact– Our community work delivers change and influences people, their families, and their network.

Curiosity– We continue to learn and push ourselves to find new innovative tools to prevent dementia.

Collaboration– We work in collaboration with universities, research bodies and other charities to bring new knowledge and the best service to our clients.

Facts about Dementia:

  • More than 920,000 people in the UK are living with dementia – a number expected to rise to over a million by 2024 (Alzheimer’s Society, 2019).
  • Dementia costs the UK economy about £35 billion in 2019– more than cancer and heart disease combined.
  • An estimated 80 per centof people living in care homes have either dementia or severe memory problems.
  • Deaths due to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are the leading cause of death.
  • The total number of people with dementia is projected to reach 82 million in 2030 and 152 in 2050 (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dementia) not
  • Research suggests that up to 40% of dementia cases could have been prevented if the risk factors were managed.
  • Dementia effects the brain 20 to 30 years before you can feel the symptoms, once you feel the symptoms it is too late. Cognitive stimulation can protect individuals from cognitive decline and keep the mind sharp for longer.

Our work

Prevention or delay of Dementia can be obtained by correct nutrition, physical exercise and cognitive stimulation. Our cognitive stimulation programme in combination with correct nutrition and physical exercise is currently, we believe, the only research based tool to help the prevention or delay of Dementia.

Outcomes

The advancement of prevention to increase health and save lives thought education and awareness by providing information, advice and carrying out research.

The promotion of brain health of people aged 40 and above in the UK by providing an opportunity to build cognitive reserve through practical participative workshops, education and awareness.

If we act now, by 2050 in the UK, we will see a decline in number of people with a new Dementia diagnosis.

Workshops

Michelle Reshef:

Michelle has a background in social work, specialising in working with people living with Dementia. She has led numerous programmes relating to health and care services for older people and their relatives.

Michelle studied the cognitive, behavioural and social implications of Dementia and developed a prevention approach programme to battle Dementia. Michelle is inspired by her own experience of supporting a close relative who lived with Dementia.

Workshops

Michelle Reshef:

Michelle has a background in social work, specialising in working with people living with Dementia. She has led numerous programmes relating to health and care services for older people and their relatives.

Michelle studied the cognitive, behavioural and social implications of Dementia and developed a prevention approach programme to battle Dementia. Michelle is inspired by her own experience of supporting a close relative who lived with Dementia.

Workshops

Contact Us

For more information, please write to us at info@dementiapreventionuk.com

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