As I was sitting holding Mum’s hand in the hospital, I thought of all she meant to me and the number of times she had held my hand. I pretty much knew this was the last time she would do so.
Helen spent nine months before she took a single picture, to be sure to get to know the individuals and capture an image true to their character.
On Tuesday 24 April 2007, Michelle was diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 38. We knew there and then that life would never be the same.
When we saw that the trek involved climbing volcanoes in Guatemala, a challenging seven days of walking, climbing and scaling the highest peaks in Central America – we knew this was for us.
Mike Curtis ran the Everest Marathon in May 2017 with his partner Christine, in honour of his father Lance who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. He describes the difficult but incredible challenge.
This year’s Father’s Day will be Alison’s first without her dad John. He sadly died from vascular dementia after being diagnosed in 2007 at the age of 71. She decided to write a blog for Alzheimer’s Research UK, to share her experience with others and encourage donations to vital research this Sunday.
The tribute highlighted how his nan’s Alzheimer’s had robbed her of her ability to recognise him and the loss he felt when she no longer carried chocolate in her handbag – a habit that Harry and her other grandchildren had come to associate so strongly with her.
Laura tells us why she puts herself through her gruelling training, and why she’s fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Many were running for causes close to their hearts. Others wanted to win it. For me, it carried slightly more significance. For thirty-six years earlier, my father, along with his friend John Disley, dreamt up and organised the first ever London Marathon.