Helping support people in Jersey affected by dementia

JAA supports people affected by dementia in a number of ways; providing a range of activities for people living with dementia and carers, including music, art, swimming and a carers’ group.

We also raise awareness of dementia through educating a wide range of organisations and individuals about the subject, including health professionals. 

Our vision is to make Jersey a dementia friendly community, to support people affected by dementia and to help remove the stigma of dementia and assist in advancing research. We also lobby for increased support for people with dementia and carers to enable them to live in their own homes for as long as possible and for a ‘Dementia Strategy’ for the Island. 

It is vitally important that we secure longer term funding if we are to continue to offer and hopefully expand these services. Our current running costs are £300,000 per annum. We receive a grant of £14,500 per annum from the States towards the cost of two commissioned services: the ‘Saturday Club’ day care/respite service and a 24 Hour Answerphone Helpline. 

The Trustees are extremely grateful for the many individual donations which we receive each year, and for the hard work which fundraisers put into many different initiatives. 

We are asking Islanders if they would kindly consider two specific ways of donating to Jersey Alzheimer’s Association.

1. Make a regular donation by Standing Order
Should you wish to do this please kindly contact our Honorary Treasurer, Felicity Freeman: Felicity@jerseyalzheimers.com 
or by Tel. 01534 723519 (Drop-in/Office)

2.Make a gift in your Will
We fully appreciate that your family comes first and after they are provided for we would be very grateful if you would consider making a gift to Jersey Alzheimer’s Association. We further understand that this is a decision that you will want to make in your own time, so we will never put you under any pressure. Should you decide to make or update your Will, we always recommend that you first seek legal advice.

For more information please email JAA's Manager, Sean Pontin: Sean@jerseyalzheimers.com

 

 

 

 

Did you know?

More than 60 per cent of all care home residents, aged over 65, have a form of dementia.