Oscar-nominated actress Carey has had starring roles in films including An Education, Drive, Never Let Me Go, and Shame.
Carey has chosen to support Alzheimer's Society as her grandmother Margaret, known as Nans, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2004. Carey is committed to helping the Alzheimer's Society in any way she can.
Carey's family rely on the help Alzheimer's Society provides to increase their understanding of the disease in caring for Nans. Carey fronted the Society's 2012 Dementia Awareness Week campaign.
'I am committed to helping Alzheimer's Society in any way I can. My family and I rely on the help of organisations like Alzheimer's Society to help us understand the disease and guide us in the care of my grandmother. It's been a privilege to meet so many people with dementia.'
The Vice-Presidents, Patrons and Ambassadors programme was launched by the Alzheimer's Society at the House of Lords on Thursday 15 March 2007, with more than 30 influential people from the worlds of business, politics, science and the arts.
Visit Talking Point and take part in the discussions