Adding our voice to World Alzheimers Month

Kingham in the sunshine

According to recent articles about Alzheimers published during September, World Alzheimers Month, there is a belief that two out of every three people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.

It is this lack of knowledge that can lead to loneliness for carers of loved ones with the disease. They will be living with the stigma every day and it makes their role as carers even more challenging.

We have been lucky enough to offer some carers facing this stigma a free break at Kingham Cottage in Bath and would like to extend this offer during World Alzheimers Month and beyond. We’d be delighted if you could help us raise awareness of our free breaks in this idyllic and beautiful setting, courtesy of After Umbrage.

There are no strings attached. Our charity, After Umbrage, was established in 2013 to care for those who care.

Carers from anywhere in the UK can visit our After Umbrage cottage in Bath for two, three or four nights. They will need to complete a referral form, supported by their GP, a hospice or other professionals involved in the care of their loved one and send it to us. We try to make the whole process of booking the break as easy as possible, and understand the need for flexibility.

Please see our web site for more information. Our short referral form is available on our website to download. Take a look and you’ll see just how easy it is to apply for a free break.

We really appreciate you taking time to read this post and helping us to reach more carers who might benefit from After Umbrage. Many of our referrals come via hospices, GPs and charities supporting carers such as The Carers Trust.

I was talking to one of our beneficiaries yesterday and they called our little cottage, ‘magical’. “We walked in the front door and began to relax immediately, knowing we could re-charge our batteries ready to take on the next challenge that we’d face when we got home.”

Please help us add our voice to World Alzheimers Month and help us spread the word; thank you.