United for #Cupcakeday

Glasdon UK staff really raised the bar to raise awareness and donations for the Alzheimer’s Society this #Cupcakeday.

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, for anyone affected by any form of dementia. 

Glasdon have continued to support the charity and their annual #Cupcakeday for many years and on Thursday 15th June 2017 Team Glasdon were united in their efforts and did not disappoint! 

Luckily #Cupcakeday really does require a team effort too.

In the days (and mainly nights) leading up to the big day, the formidable Glasdon Bakers had rolled up their sleeves and whisked up some truly magnificent cupcake creations, for the team of Glasdon Eaters (the rest of us!) to devour.

Team Glasdon were more than happy to do this, as every single crumb helped to raise £250 which also included a donation from the Glasdon Charitable Giving Committee.

Alzheimer’s Society - Dementia Facts:*

  • There are around 850,000 people in the UK who are living with dementia.
  • There are more than 100 known types of dementia.
  • Your chance of developing dementia increases a lot with age. Of people over 65 years of age, one in 14 has dementia, whereas it is one in six people over the age of 80.
  • It is more common among women than men.
  • At least 42,000 younger people (under the age of 65) in the UK have dementia. This is called early-onset or young-onset dementia.

Some of the common symptoms associated with dementia include:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty thinking things through and planning
  • Problems with language
  • Being confused about time or place
  • Visual perceptual difficulties
  • Mood changes or difficulties controlling emotions

For more information about dementia and the work of the charity please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk

*https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/download/downloads/id/1881/the_dementia_guide.pdf

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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