Charity of the Month: Alzheimer Scotland
Supporting people with dementia in Scotland.
Our Junior Designer, Michael, is going to be leaving SHINE and yellow behind for greener pastures “down south”. As a farewell gesture, we have asked him to choose the charity of the month.
After some thought, he has picked Alzheimer Scotland, a charity who support the care and research for people with dementia.
It is estimated that 86,000 people across Scotland alone have dementia. More common in elderly people, dementia can cause memory loss, confusion and difficulty holding a conversation. At present there is no cure, although if the disease is caught early enough it can be slowed.
The donations to Alzheimer Scotland are used to help support people who have been diagnosed, whether through counselling, education or advice. It also helps to pay for nurses and telephone support lines to care for people across Scotland. The money also goes towards further research into dementia.
There are a number of fundraising activities to raise money for Alzheimers, including very challenging events like Tough Mudder and night time cycles through the city.
If you would like to read more about the charity and their work, you can visit their website by clicking HERE.
Every month, we donate money to charity. If you have a charity that is close to your heart that you would like to nominate, please let us know.