Receiving a dementia diagnosis can be an uncertain and overwhelming time for many

Funding a Dementia Clinic Research Nurse is essential to ensure vulnerable patients receive the best possible care immediately after a dementia diagnosis. The specialist Dementia Nurse offers patients vital support and advice, the chance to ask questions and the opportunity to participate in important clinical dementia research.

Dementia Clinic Research Nurses are not funded by the NHS, this role requires full support from charities such as BRACE. 

BRACE’s supporters generously raised £15k during 2019 to fund a much-needed Dementia Clinic Research Nurse at Bristol Brain Centre, in Southmead Hospital. This first year ended in March 2020, by which time we had managed to raise the funds needed for the second year. BRACE awarded a grant of £15,485 for the post to continue for a year from April 2020.

This is a vital post and we intend to continue to support it as long as we can. We have started raising funds for the third year (2021 - 2022), but need an estimated £14k more. With your continued help, we can do this.

If we raise more than we need for the next year, any surplus will be put towards the continuation of the research nurse post.

BRACE and the wider community not only wants, but needs, this incredibly important work to continue beyond spring 2020. To ensure that as many patients as possible have access to this service, we need your help, right now!

Will you change the life of a dementia patient today?

There are over 3,000 people living with a dementia diagnosis in Bristol – please help someone receiving a dementia diagnosis today.

A donation of £25 will be a life changing amount for one patient, it will cover the cost of a Dementia Nurse to offer vital support and advice immediately, or very soon after a dementia diagnosis.

A £50 donation will change the lives of two patients and give them access to specialist dementia support, that is not available on the NHS.

Any donation to this cause, both big or small, will be used to improve the lives of those with dementia. Thank you for your generosity and continued support of BRACE.

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You can even donate £5.00 to this appeal by texting the word NURSE to 70085