Thursday, 05 Dec 2019 12:22 GMT

A season of giving

For most of us, Christmas is a time of festivities, celebrations and socialising. But for over 850,000 people living in the UK with dementia, the festive period can bring with it feelings of confusion, loneliness and exclusion.

To help support those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Epson has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society to raise money for the charity.

According to Epson, printing can actually make the lives of these people easier as it enables family members and friends of those living with the disease to print reminders and instructions for everyday tasks and medication.

For each sale of selected EcoTank printers, Epson customers will have the opportunity to donate up to £50. In addition to this, Epson will provide cost-effective print and scan equipment to remote Dementia Advisors.

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia; every penny donated from the campaign with Epson further helps us to be there for those who need our support

Tim Beanland, head of knowledge management at Alzheimer’s Society, comments: “Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia; every penny donated from the campaign with Epson further helps us to be there for those who need our support.

“Christmas can be a challenging and isolating time for the people living with dementia in the UK and their families, and routines can be disrupted during the busy festive period. We welcome the partnership from Epson in using this busy Christmas period to ask customers to contribute to our cause so that we can continue to support people with Dementia.”

Charlie de la Haye, communications manager at Epson UK, says: “Most of us know somebody affected by dementia. It’s a privilege to work with Alzheimer’s Society and to give so many of our customers a change to make their contribution to this brilliant.”

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