This Dementia Action Week, we are holding a webinar to discuss how we can support and help reduce the problems facing unpaid carers of people living with dementia around the UK.


COVID robbed many carers of their lifelines of day and respite care which provided that all-important break from caring.  This has led to family carers experiencing even greater isolation, depression, insomnia and exhaustion. Research from the Alzheimer’s Society has shown people with dementia and their carers have been one of the worst affected communities in the pandemic. Indeed 95% of these important dementia family carers are reporting an even more negative impact on their mental or physical health.

A shocking statistic that has emerged is that 40% of family carer carry out this work for more than 100 hours per week - that is more than double the legal work limit in the UK and to keep this up for months on end with no prospect of a break or a holiday is beyond comprehension for most!

In this discussion, Ethex’s CEO, Lisa Ashford will be joined by Carol Sargent, Founder of MindforYou, an organisation that specialises in providing stress-free breaks for people living with dementia, their families and carers, Barbara Stephens who has supported people living with dementia and their families as CEO of Dementia UK for 12 years and now as CEO of Dementia Pathfinders - an innovative dementia CIC and Stephanie Bowman, a current carer of her husband Graham living with dementia.

The panel will discuss the scale of the problem for unpaid carers in the UK, hear real-life examples of how this is affecting lives and understand the options that exist and what could be made more broadly available to help support people living with dementia and their fantastic family carers . It will be an informal chat and attendees will have the chance to submit their questions to the panel.

Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.

Investments offered on the Ethex platform are not readily realisable, which means that they may be difficult to sell and you may get back less than you originally invested. Investments are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and returns are not guaranteed. If you are in any doubt, you should contact an Independent Financial Adviser.