Pathways Through Dementia

Members of the Dementia Action Alliance, Pathways Through Dementia was founded in 2012 by Sara Wilcox and registered as a charity in 2013.

Having worked at the Alzheimer’s Society, as well as seen her own mother give up work to care for her mother with memory loss, Sara knew she wanted to do something to help dementia carers.

Pathways Through Dementia is dedicated to helping people unravel the legalities of the dementia journey such as paying for care, managing finances and welfare benefits. Sara began providing talks to local groups and the charity grew from there.

Recently, Sara was proud to be the legal expert at the Government’s Dementia Challenge Conference. She talked about the Mental Capacity Act and the need for more legal and financial information to be available to carers. 55% of dementia carers feel that they are not given enough information on legal and financial issues when dementia is first diagnosed*. Pathways Through Dementia is a registered charity but currently receives no Government funding. All donations are gratefully received.

  • By phone – Legal Helpline – 0203 405 5940 – is open Tuesday to Thursday evenings, 6-8pm during school term time. Always leave a message if you cannot get through and they will call you back that evening or the following day.
  • By our free app – Download their free app (for Smart or Android phones) where you can keep up to date on their news and events, get legal tips and contact us with a question.