Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with dementia.

Affecting around 850,000 people every year, dementia is a part of life in the UK. Whether that’s directly as a sufferer, or as a carer or a family member, the number of cases here in the UK are increasing year on year.

A brain disorder that triggers the loss of brain function, this condition tends to be progress quickly and for most, will become severe. Patients can experience memory loss, problems with their speech and understanding, and also great deal of confusion.

Unfortunately, this isn’t something that can be cured with treatment either. Instead, for the individuals and their family and friends, dementia will become a part of their lives.

A terminal condition, the costs associated with this condition can be great. Two thirds of these costs, being paid for by those suffering with the disorder and their families. Alongside this, unpaid carers in the UK also manage to save the economy £11 billion each year.

But they need some help.

With the number of dementia cases set to have rose to over one million by 2025, and to soar to 2 million by 2051, Dementia UK’s ‘Time for a Cuppa‘ campaign aims to help specialist dementia nurses continue to support more families facing dementia.

Running from the first to the eight of March, here at the On The Tools we have decided to contribute to this cause. In aid of the charity, we are donating £1 for every mug that is sold through the OTT shop. So, if you would like to help, and get a snazzy mug too, head over to the online store here.

Let’s make it a #cuppathatcounts!

So what do you think of this? Do you know someone who has been impacted by dementia? Or have raised any money yourself? Let us know in the comments below.

Statistics: www.alzheimers.org.uk

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