Who we are
Dementia Jersey is a team of professionals who give expert support on dementia, raise awareness and campaign to improve services for people with dementia and those who care for them. We are here whenever we are needed, providing support and guidance from pre-diagnosis until the end of the journey, no matter what the level or type of dementia.
Since 2012 we have been an independent, registered Jersey charity, known formerly as Jersey Alzheimer’s Association. We changed our name to Dementia Jersey in 2020 to make it clearer that our services are for everyone with any type of dementia, not just Alzheimer’s disease.
To find out more about our team and the work we do, click on ‘Our Team’.
What we aim to do
Dementia Jersey aims to make Jersey a dementia friendly island where people with dementia and their families are welcomed, understood, and supported. But we can’t achieve this without a step change in the way people with dementia and their families are supported in Jersey.
People with dementia and their carers have a right to live well and receive the care and support they need to fulfil their potential with dignity and respect.
Whilst it is estimated that approximately 1600 in Jersey live with dementia it is said that for each person with dementia seven other people – be it as spouse, partner, carer, family and friends – are affected and also need advice and support.
The number of people with dementia is set to more than double within a generation, so we need to set in motion a step change now in the way people with dementia and their families are supported in Jersey.
We’re committed to growing the charity to keep pace with demand and increase our influence where it matters, but we can’t do it alone. Whether you’re interested in partnering with us to extend our reach, taking part in Dementia awareness training, volunteering or fundraising, we want to hear from you. Join us on our journey.
Did you know?
Dementia has physical, psychological, social and economic impacts, not only for people living with dementia, but also for their carers, families and society at large.