Four people, four voices
There are 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia. There is no known cure, but early diagnosis can mean the difference between simply living with the condition and being able to live well as an active member of the community. Below, four people talk about their own lives, in their own words.
Fighting for a normal life
Read Jo's story
Read Tommy's story
Breaking through the fear
Read Anne's story
Life after diagnosis
Read Phill's story
Comic Relief funds an organisation called On Our Radar, to work with five of the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) groups around the country.
Using specially adapted handsets, a communications channel has been created to enable people at the early stages of dementia to voice record details about the impact of the condition in their own words. Through this, participants are being given a unique opportunity to share their personal experiences in their own words, in order to increase public understanding about dementia, tackle stigma and improve support services.
For more stories like these, visit dementia.onourradar.org
Fundraise and make a difference
Improving life for people with dementia and their carers is very important to us and just one of the many issues we fund in the UK, together with our work in Africa. To join in this Red Nose Day, download a free fundraising kit.