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This week is Dementia UK’s annual ‘Time For A Cuppa’ fundraising week. Over the last 12 years, Time For A Cuppa hosts have raised over one million pounds for Dementia UK, enabling the charity to continue to provide vital support and guidance to the hundreds of thousands of families facing dementia in the UK.

What is dementia and can it be prevented?

The word ‘dementia’ is used to encompass a broad range of conditions affecting the brain, for example Alzheimer’s disease. These conditions often have similar symptoms, such as memory loss and confusion, and tend to get worse over time.

A common misconception is that dementia only affects people who are over the age of 65. Whilst it is true that people in this age bracket are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia, the condition can impact people of any age.

Whilst some dementia risk factors are unmodifiable, for example age, there are things you can do to try and prevent the onset of dementia:

  • Take regular exercise
  • Maintain a balanced diet
  • Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Take part in hobbies
  • Quit smoking
  • Keep socially active

Research has even suggested that enjoying nature and spending time in green spaces can help improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of developing dementia!

Get involved

For those who have lost loved ones to dementia, Time For A Cuppa provides a great way to fundraise in their memory and ensure that families currently affected by dementia can access both the practical and emotional support provided by Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses.

At Ramsdens, we will be hosting our own Time For A Cuppa fundraising events across our offices to support this cause. If you would like to get involved by hosting your own Time For A Cuppa tea party, visit Dementia UK’s website to request your fundraising pack.

If you have any questions or queries about the legal issues surrounding dementia and would like some advice, call us on 01484 821 500 or email