Words cannot begin to describe the heartbreak of seeing a vacant expression etched across the face of a person once so full of vibrancy as they struggle to fathom out what is going on or why they feel in such a strange state of confusion.
Dementia is something which has in all sorts of ways skewed our sense of priorities as a society and warped our vision not only of what is morally right but of what is financially sensible.
Photographs from Forget-Me-Not, The Patsy Duffy Memorial Benefit in Belfast on 7 March 2014, which raised funds and awareness of dementia.
Anne Sherry’s new book Safe Passage is a memoir, which tells the story of a marriage affected by dementia, through poetry and prose.
A charity collection in honour of Norwich City football legend Duncan Forbes, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, raised £6,500 to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
We give you a run down of some of the photos from our amazing supporters, fundraising for dementia research.
It is imperative we come together and raise awareness of this horrid disease. It’s not just affecting Americans, it’s a global issue and it must be tackled now by investing more money into research.
Comedian Arthur Smith blogs about his mum Hazel and his reflections on her experiences with dementia.
Dr Trisha Macnair blogs about her patients and how physical stimulation and exercise can help, but sometimes in small doses.