About us and what we do
The Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association was formed in the summer of 2009 by our far-sighted founder Lady Cater. Soon Lady Malbon, the wife of the then Lieutenant Governor, agreed to become our patron. When Air Marshal Peter Walker succeeded Sir Fabian, Mrs Walker graciously agreed to be our patron, and in late 2015 she, with Government House, kindly approved the appointment of Jurat Michael Tanguy MBE to be co-patron with her.
Later in 2010 the Guernsey Alzheimer's Association was greatly honoured by the gift from Her Majesty of "The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service".
All of our activities are within the Bailiwick and we are proud to support Millie's Foundation in Alderney which we adopted as an Associate Member in 2013.
With the approval of our volunteers we send modest donations to Alzheimer's Research UK the leading research organization. It is our small contribution to help combat this serious illness.
We would like to help in any way we can those who care for people with dementia especially with any costs which might arise. Neither do we forget the carers whose responsibilities are now ended.
The needs of carers are not always recognized but many of our volunteers have experience of caring for family and so can fully understand the concerns of those who visit us. We can offer information and advice but equally important is companionship and support.
Along with our regular social afternoons, we provide a sitter service where experienced sitters come to your home and sit with your loved one for a couple of hours. This gives carers a chance for some respite and much needed time for themselves.
Chairman Stephen Collas and all of our volunteers invite carers and those they look after to visit our Centre at Delancey where a warm welcome will always await them.
Further information can be found in this website.