1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. peebix

    peebix Registered User

    Oct 4, 2015
    2
    Hello

    I am going to make a donation in remembrance of a dearly loved person who has died after Alzheimer's. I was trying to find some independent information / assessments of UK Alzheimer's and dementia charities, to make an informed choice. But I could not turn anything up.

    Are there any sources of online information for UK charities connected to Alzheimer's and dementia, where I might get an independent assessment of the organisations and the quality of the work they do, maybe a breakdown of how donor contributions are allocated? Thank you for any pointers.

    (I have no doubt at all that the Alzheimer's Society would be an excellent choice for a donation, but still I like to look at charities if information is available, before I donate).
     
  2. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,232
    Female
    The Sweet North
    Someone mentioned recently on here that they asked for their donation to the Alzheimers' Society to be 'ring-fenced' for research funding.
    Other options are to give to the local Carers Associations who deliver 'hands on' services to individuals and their families.
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,373
    Male
    North Manchester
  4. balloo

    balloo Registered User

    Sep 21, 2013
    227
    northamptonshire
    I would say Age uk I don't know about any one else but we have found them very helpful and we have a sitter from the for 9 hrs a month and she is a lovely lady
     
  5. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,232
    Female
    The Sweet North
    [QUOTE

    When my wife died I asked for donations to be made to the amenity fund at the day care centre she had attended as this would be spent on extras for attendees with no direct overheads.[/QUOTE]

    What a good idea.

    Takes away that thought in the back of one's mind (as one stands in the rain with collecting box, say, )
    that maybe your donation will be going on canapees at some reception or other..........or paying the salary of an aggressive telephone fund raiser.

    Local and small -- a good idea for such a personal donation.
     
  6. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,232
    Female
    The Sweet North
    I wonder if donations can be 'ring-fenced' for TP?
     
  7. jan.s

    jan.s Registered User

    Sep 20, 2011
    7,346
    #7 jan.s, Oct 4, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
    When Roger passed away, I asked for donation to Alzheimer's Research because I feel that to know the causes is vital. Whilst support is vital once the diagnosis has been given , I feel that to get to the root of the problem is essential.

    I must say that the at the time when I needed help, I couldn't gain support by any of the other charities and even had to fight to get SS involved because he was under 65. My life was one long struggle, not to mention what Roger went through. I know I was not alone in this problem, although hopefully things have improved.

    Anyway, back to the point. It was Alzheimer's Research for us. 83% is used for research.
    Just my views.

    PS I apologise if my post caused offence to the Alzheimers Society, but I felt so let down by the society, other than TP which helped to keep me afloat. I sent many emails to my local office and they didn't even bother to acknowledge them, let alone offer support. I was desperate. J x
     
  8. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
  9. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,232
    Female
    The Sweet North
  10. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    7,963
    North East England
    Look at the Charity Commission.....alternatively give it to a local hospice or similar in a collection box.
     
  11. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    Well in the past I have asked for to go to Research but lately I think ALL areas are important so I no longer specify any. TBH I do not know whether all our monies go into one 'pot' and how the budget is proportioned. However I do believe that money is managed well considering the size of the organisation. Sadly all charities have administration costs but without them they could not operate and support much needed causes.
     
  12. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,373
    Male
    North Manchester
  13. peebix

    peebix Registered User

    Oct 4, 2015
    2
    Thank you very much everyone, it's very helpful. And I think I will go to Alzheimer's Research with my donation.
     
  14. dawning

    dawning Registered User

    Jan 15, 2016
    10
    Yeah, donate it to Alzheimer's research. Go find I think it's the best way to donate our money. Just donated to one of them several weeks ago.
     

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