Portraying writer Iris Murdoch in the movie Iris really opened Dame Judi Dench‘s eyes to the effects of Alzheimer’s. She’s the latest celebrity to throw in her support for The Alzheimer’s Society, a charity working for the rights of dementia sufferers.
Dame Judi says: ‘Dementia is an appalling condition that affects not just the person diagnosed, but everyone around them. I began to understand the devastating impact Alzheimer’s has while playing the role of Iris Murdoch. No one should have to face dementia alone and the Alzheimer’s Society is here to make sure they don’t.’
The group has just launched The Vice-Presidents, Patrons, and Ambassadors program which is supported by politicians, scientists, and celebrities.