Elf Day

Elf Day Quick Facts

2022 Date3 December 2022
2023 Date2 December 2023
Elf Day

Elf Day History

Elf Day seeks to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. This day encourages dressing up as an elf and collecting donations for the Alzheimer’s Society. It aims to inspire people to get into a festive spirit while raising money for those affected by dementia. This day also encourages being kind and performing selfless acts.

Elf Day seems to have started in 2006 as a way to fundraise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. It is observed annually on 4 December.

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Elf Day Facts

  • According to alzheimers.org.uk, there are about 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. That number is projected to rise to about 1.6 million by 2040.
  • The total cost of care for people with dementia in the UK is about £34.7 billion.
  • There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease or any other type of dementia. Currently, according to alzheimers.org.uk, the amount spent on dementia research in the UK is about £76 million.

Elf Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Host a dress up event at your local community, school, or workplace. Dress up as an elf to raise awareness and help collect donations for the Alzheimer's Society.
  • Donate to help those affected by dementia. Learn how your donations help improve conditions for those afflicted.
  • Watch a film that depicts dementia and the struggles that may accompany it. Here are our suggestions:
    Emmerdale (2017)
    Still Alice (2015)
    The Iron Lady (2011)

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