John Hirst’s wife, Pat, died in July from frontotemporal dementia. She was only 66.
To coincide with World FTD Awareness Week, John has written an account of his wife’s battle with FTD.
Seeing the heartbreak and damage dementia wreaks on a family created a desire to change people’s perceptions after the disease. That’s why I’m very excited to partner with Alzheimer’s Research UK to release the film, driving awareness and attention towards their fantastic work.
We were proud to partner with actress and broadcaster Shobna Gulati as she released her memoir Remember Me? just ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day in September. Shobna invited us to include an afterword to her book, which she has kindly allowed us to reproduce in full here.
I’m a consultant at Mattioli Woods, a corporate partner of Alzheimer’s Research UK, and this October, I’ll be running the London Marathon to raise funds for groundbreaking research. Well, virtually anyway!
We were delighted to welcome actress and broadcaster Shobna Gulati to a special event on 16 September to mark the launch of her memoir Remember me?.
This Father’s Day I’ll be lacing up my trainers for Dad and dementia research, and here’s why.
With social fundraising no longer an option, my new working from home environment meant that I had to find a different way to help, and that was to learn more about dementia.
This is our journey to a dementia diagnosis and illustrates why we need more research into quick and accurate diagnoses. It would’ve made such a difference to our lives.
This International Volunteer Day, we asked Alzheimer’s Research UK Shropshire Fundraising Group leader Katie Foster to give an insight into her year in volunteering.