Andy Morris is taking on the Running Down Dementia challenge for the third year, having already run more than 750km and raised more than £5,000 over the past two years.
Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first ever overseas trek to Guatemala has come to an end after a gruelling but rewarding seven days.
We’re joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society for a special one-year campaign as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
Our first day trekking active volcanoes has come to an end, and luckily there were no eruptions! It was a challenging trek but we all really enjoyed it.
And we are off! After months of preparation and lots of nerves, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s first ever overseas trek in Guatemala has kicked off.
It’s because of stories like these – my nan’s, and my friend’s grandad – that this trek means so much to me. I can’t explain how happy it would make me if the money I raised could help to one day find a new treatment for dementia.
As someone who recently lost a loved one to dementia, I was apprehensive about seeing this play. Would it be an accurate portrayal of the effects of dementia? Would it over-dramatise its impact on relationships or, worse still, sentimentalise it?
This is why I decided to raise both awareness and funding for Alzheimer Research UK, in memory of my auntie and in enormous gratitude to my twin brother.
Silver Sunday takes place on 1 October this year, the same day as the United Nation’s International Day of Older People. With hundreds of free events and activities across the country already confirmed, this year is set to be the biggest celebration of older people yet.
Mike Curtis ran the Everest Marathon in May 2017 with his partner Christine, in honour of his father Lance who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. He describes the difficult but incredible challenge.