Today I have signed up for a memory walk for The Alzheimer’s Society. Alzheimers and other forms of dementia are horribly debilitating for the individual sufferer but also affects their friends and family. My great aunt died of a heart attack in 2005, shortly after being diagnosed with alzheimers. She was fairly lucky in that she was able to still recognise family members as she hadn’t been dealing with the condition for very long time, others are not so lucky.
My godmother is suffering from another form of dementia and is in a secure home. This is extremely difficult for her family as she was always such a vibrant character. It was with this in mind that I decided to sign up for the walk. Well, that and the fact that I am unable to run and a walk sounded easier! I am planning to train for it, I would be stupid to do otherwise! I am hoping to raise £100 although more would be nice. Just £50 pays for someone to attend a dementia cafe every week for a month so my target will go to helping 2 people which is fitting as two people that I care about have been afflicted.
Please take a look at my page and donate whatever you can afford, I really do appreciate it. http://www.justgiving.com/sarahb-memory-walk