Filmmaker and Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion, Lee Pearse talks about his Mum’s dementia and how it spurred him on to set up the Valerie Foundation.
Rupert Stroud talks about his family experience of dementia, and how it influence him to write the song ‘Always’ and campaign for research.
Dr Trisha Macnair looks at how couples rely on each other if one is affected by dementia, and how society should adapt to understand both their needs
Blogger and campaigner Nicky Clark writes for Alzheimer’s Research UK about her mother Elizabeth and her experiences of Alzheimer’s disease.
The internet is a dumping ground and finding words of any worth in the flotsam and jetsam can be a chore. In spite of this, Alzheimer’s Research UK – a charity of which I’ve been patron since 2008 – believes more words in the form of a new dementia blog might tempt people away from cat videos long enough to read something of substance. Are they right?
I’ve never really taken part in a challenge for charity before; to be honest I’m not one to indulge in strenuous exercise much either. But recently I found myself signing up to do a 450km cycle challenge across Vietnam for Alzheimer’s Research UK and am about to embark on a journey that will test and push some emotional, mental and physical boundaries.