Most people with dementia end up missing out on their hard-earned retirement years. But I’m missing out at an even earlier stage. I’m 59, with a decade of my working life left, but I have struggled to find employment ever since my diagnosis with a form of dementia called posterior cortical atrophy (PCA).
This International Volunteer Managers’ Day (5 November) we speak to Kyle Lockhart, Regional Fundraising Officer for Scotland, to find out his experience of recruiting and supporting our volunteers.
Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new action plan for government lays out five key actions government can take to improve the lives of people with dementia and bring about a life-changing treatment.
What brings me to the university every day is a determination to ensure other families don’t have to go through the years of anguish I went through with my husband Clive.
My first words to my hubby were ‘If I say I’m saying I’m signing up to another 100km don’t let me’ …ha ha! Days later I’d registered my interest in the Peak District 100km
There is only one thing on my mind this morning – the open road.
Deep’s using his radio show to shine a spotlight on dementia and ask the questions that are often left unspoken.
So far Monty and I have raised over £14,000 – people have been very generous, and I’m really pleased to have had support from so many people.
My mum doesn’t have the retirement she deserves after more than 50 years of working life.
My mum started to struggle with life in her early 50s. When her behaviour started to change, dementia was not on our radar, and it was two years before we finally got a diagnosis.