PFA and Sporting Memories release Dementia brochure


The PFA and charity Sporting Memories have teamed up to produce a brochure on dementia for retired footballers.

The brochure aims to provide practical support for ex-players and their families.

PFA Chief Executive Gordon Taylor said: “This guide has been produced to help members who have received a diagnosis of dementia – either of a family member or themselves.

“It has been designed to give some useful information on the disease, practical first steps and tips on living day to day with dementia.”

Co-founder of Sporting Memories Foundation, Tony Jameson-Allen, said: “We set up Sporting Memories to help older sports fans by tapping in to the rich sporting history and heritage we have in Britain.

“Football is of course one of the most popular topics and we work with a number of former players who are living with dementia.

“Dementia is incurable and there is currently no effective treatment.

“This makes it all the more important that there are interventions and activities developed and provided to help support people to live as well as possible with the disease.”

Download the booklet here:

Click here to download the guide.

If any members or their loved ones are looking for support, please call the PFA on 0161 236 0575.

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