Pathways Through Dementia was founded in 2012 by Sara Wilcox and registered as a charity in 2013.
Having worked at the Alzheimer’s Society, as well as seen her own mother give up work to care for her mother with memory loss, Sara knew she wanted to do something to help dementia carers.
Pathways Through Dementia is dedicated to helping people unravel the legalities of the dementia journey such as paying for care, managing finances and welfare benefits. Sara began providing talks to local groups and the charity grew from there.
Recently, Sara was proud to be the legal expert at the Government’s Dementia Challenge Conference. She talked about the Mental Capacity Act and the need for more legal and financial information to be available to carers. 55% of dementia carers feel that they are not given enough information on legal and financial issues when dementia is first diagnosed*. Our charity is working hard to change this.
As the aging population in the UK grows, we will sadly see more people impacted by dementia. There are currently 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and this figure is set to rise to 1 million by 2020.
Please help us to continue our great work. Pathways Through Dementia is a registered charity but currently receives no Government funding. All donations are gratefully received.
We are members of the Dementia Action Alliance.
*From a Carer’s Trust Report (A Road Less Rocky) at the Dementia Challenge Conference, June 2015.