What is Alzheimer’s / Dementia
- Alzheimer’s disease causes nerve cells to die, damaging the structure and chemistry of the brain.
- Vascular dementia is caused by problems with blood supply to the brain.
- Mixed dementia is usually Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia combined
- Dementia with Lewy bodies – this shares symptoms of both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Alzheimer’s Society Mission
Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day they find a cure, they will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice. Living with dementia at any time brings challenges. Coronavirus is making daily life much harder, but Alzheimer’s Society will be there for support and advice from day one of diagnosis.
Watching my nan live with dementia has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. As her memory fades, the most basic of tasks becomes even more difficult. What started as a bit of a laugh that “someone is loosing their marbles” has now turned into something severe. This is why myself and my mum are raising money for Alzheimers Society.
Defeating dementia starts with a single step. September is World Alzheimer’s month and around the country, people will be putting on their trainers, and walking to raise money. We will be walking along the Taunton to Bridgwater canal, which for two unfit people, will be quite challenging. If you would like to donate and help us meet are target you can visit our Just Giving page here.