Signature Senior Lifestyle and Alzheimer’s Research UK Announce Partnership To Make Breakthroughs in Dementia Research

Signature Senior Lifestyle and Alzheimer’s Research UK have announced they will work together to raise awareness of dementia and funds to support vital research into a treatment for dementia.

The luxury care home provider, which has 36 care homes across London and the south east has teamed up with the UK’s leading dementia research charity where it will be raising crucial funds to support the charity’s vital dementia research.

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death and there are estimated to be almost one million people in the UK living with the condition, and 50 million worldwide. Despite this, there are currently no treatments to slow, stop or prevent the diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s, which cause dementia.

Under the partnership, Signature will also work with Alzheimer’s Research UK to support the care home provider’s recently announced My Life Dementia Strategy/

Underlining its whole-home approach, the My Life features a mandatory training programme for team members across all 36 of its care homes. Of Signature’s 2,000 residents, 30% are currently being supported living in its dementia communities.

In addition to this training programme, Signature colleagues will be offered additional Think Brain Health training from Alzheimer’s Research UK, to raise vital understanding of dementia and how improving their own brain health can help reduce their risk of developing the condition.

Michele Saunders, head of dementia, at Signature Senior Lifestyle, welcomed the partnership between the organisations.

She said: “Through Alzheimer’s Research UK’s own findings, we know that unless we act now, one in three people born today will develop dementia – taking away their ability to walk, talk or recognise the people they love most. This is a truly heartbreaking statistic.

“Through our own dementia care offering and strategy, we recognise how crucial it is to support residents and their loved ones following a dementia diagnosis. By working with Alzheimer’s Research UK, we will ensure we are continuing to make a difference to residents living with dementia, each and every day.

“We are determined to work together with Alzheimer’s Research UK to make those all-important breakthroughs in dementia research possible.”

Jo Emes, Senior Corporate Partnerships Officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“We’re excited to be partnering with Signature Senior Lifestyle to raise desperately needed funds and awareness for dementia research. There are almost one million people in the UK living with dementia today and we know many people at Signature Senior Lifestyle will be all too aware of the devastation it causes. By working together, and investing in the most groundbreaking research, we will bring an end to the heartbreak of dementia sooner.”

 

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