Dan Ward from Bristol recently contacted us here at the fundraising team to ask for some t-shirts and a fundraising pack. Dan and his friends were taking part in a Tough Mudder challenge, raising funds for dementia research. For the uninitiated, Tough Mudder is an endurance event where participants attempt ten to 12-mile-long military-style obstacle courses. […]
Archive | August, 2014
While helping out on our stand at the Alzheimer’s Show in London, I was struck by the popularity of our dementia information booklets. As fast as we replenished the stocks, they were disappearing. Lots of visitors commented on how useful they were, and how well-produced. This was music to my ears, as I have recently […]
“There have been unbelievable developments in technology, allowing us to do experiments that we could never do before”.
When my mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease age 58 I didn’t know how to feel. Early onset Alzheimer’s seems somehow crueller as it changes the plans and future of everyone involved. Mum and Dad were planning their retirement. They loved to travel and had a caravan. They had an apartment in Tenerife and hoped […]
I get my sense of humour from my Dad. He has also always loved roses, as do I. I found myself driving Dad out to the beautiful surroundings of Wimpole Hall, and when there we chatted and walked, taking in the farm and most importantly for this story, the Walled Garden. Within are vegetables, flowers […]