Behind the Sofa
Behind the Sofa is a great book featuring over 150 celebrity memories of Doctor Who, with the proceeds being donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK.
The sound of dementia
Author and Alzheimer’s Research UK Champion Marianne Talbot talks about caring for a parent with dementia.
My family and dementia
Campaigner Beth Britton’s father had dementia for nearly 20 years whilst she was a teenager, and how his family worked to understand the condition and how it affected him.
A dementia lifeline
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.
Always – Raising funds for dementia research
Rupert Stroud talks about his family experience of dementia, and how it influence him to write the song ‘Always’ and campaign for research.
Ladder couples – working together as a pair
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
Nicky Clark – Always Elizabeth
Blogger and campaigner Nicky Clark writes for Alzheimer’s Research UK about her mother Elizabeth and her experiences of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sir Terry Pratchett – Dementia Blog, what’s the point of it all?
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?
Can I really cycle 450km across Vietnam?
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.
Climbing Kilimanjaro for my mum
I think the secret to good fundraising isn’t asking a few people for lots of money – it’s asking a lot of people for a little