This blog is a cross-post with The Huffington Post. When people hear the word Alzheimer’s, many envision an elderly person shut away in the depths of a care home. As a 25-year-old, I was all too aware that young people assume that it’s a natural part of ageing, and nothing for them to worry about […]
Adele Lootes is the primary carer for her partner Lance, who was diagnosed with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia four years ago, at the age of 45. Adele describes what life has been like, living with Lance.
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.
This blog is a cross-post with The Huffington Post. Almost daily, we are inundated with headlines about the devastating impact of dementia – on a personal, social and financial level. This week’s headlines featured a new report highlighting the increasing pressures on England’s health services, partly due to the rising number of people dying from […]
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 documentary The Trouble with Dad that I’ve made with my brother Ivor and SunDog Productions stars…my dad. That seems clear to me, when I watch it. The star of this film is Colin Brian Baddiel. My dad is the star of the film not just in the sense that it’s about him, and tells […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Regional Fundraising Officer James Warren has decided to share the love story of his parents Chris and Hilary Warren. The couple share a room at their care home following a diagnosis of dementia within just two years of one another. But despite not always being able to remember who one another are, […]
In 2008, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s late Patron Sir Terry Pratchett triggered a societal shift in attitudes towards dementia. On stage at the charity’s annual research conference, Sir Terry delivered a uniquely witty and affecting announcement of his own dementia diagnosis. Now, ahead of a docudrama looking back at his life, we’re sharing his words, which became […]
It was just under two years ago we received the news – Terry had finally lost his fight with Alzheimer’s. Our office just outside Cambridge fell very quiet. A few of us glanced over to the photo of Sir Terry we have on our wall, behatted as ever, and leaning nonchalantly on a farm gate […]
Warren Alexander-Pye My grandmother, Dorothy Pye, succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease in her later years. We saw signs of forgetfulness from her late seventies onwards, but it wasn’t until she was in her early eighties that she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She was moved into full time care shortly after that. With Alzheimer’s Research UK now […]