The Alzheimer's Society in the UK has announced actress Carey Mulligan as its newest ambassador.

Carey attended a special event in north London being held to mark the beginning of the charity’s Dementia Awareness Week (20 – 26 May).

Carey joined people with dementia and their carers at the ‘Rest-Bite’ service in Kentish Town. The Bafta-winning star has chosen to support Alzheimer’s Society as her grandmother Margaret, known as Nans, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004.

Speaking at the event, she said: "I am committed to helping Alzheimer’s Society in any way I can. My family and I rely on the help of organisations like Alzheimer’s Society to help us understand the disease and guide us in the care of my grandmother. It’s been a privilege to meet so many people with dementia.

“I hope to do all I can to help defeat dementia and that’s why I wanted to get involved in Dementia Awareness Week. By speaking about my grandmother’s dementia I hope to shine a light on the condition. This Dementia Awareness Week we are asking people to ‘remember the person’ by looking beyond someone’s diagnosis of dementia and engaging with them.”

Source: Alzheimers.org.uk

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