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Memory Walk – Raising Money For Alzheimer’s Society

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.

Alzheimer's Society Memory walk logo with blue forget me not flower

Our Story

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.

Poem about loosing someone to dementia or Alzheimer's

Memory Walk

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.

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23 thoughts on “Memory Walk – Raising Money For Alzheimer’s Society

  1. This is such a great cause Kelly. I am so sorry you’ve had to experience this horrible disease as a family.

    Good luck with the walk, I’ve done lots of
    Sponsored walks and they are always so much fun x

  2. Very informative and touching post. I didn’t know about the different types of dementia. Wishing you all the best!!

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your nan. My great-grandmother suffered from Alzheimers also and although I was still fairly young (she died when I was 17), it was heartbreaking to see how it affected her and our family members.

    Best of luck with your fundraising! 🙂

  4. I am so sorry to hear about your nan. I hope you fundraiser is very successful. This is so sweet to do in memory of her!

  5. Sorry to hear about your nan, but it’s amazing that you’re trying to make a change and raise some money. I wish you all the best on your walk & getting enough donations – YOU’VE GOT THIS!!

    Em x

  6. I’m so sorry to hear about your Nan. Alzheimers is such a cruel disease! I haven’t experienced it first hand, however a few of my elderly great aunts and uncles are suffering with it. Good luck with your walk, you are going to smash it!

  7. I’ve had a couple of family members who have had Alzheimer’s. It’s not a nice thing to see. It’s great that you are doing something’s or the cause 😊

  8. Such a positive thing to do for such a great cause. I’ve also had a grandmother who suffered with this terrible disease and it is heartbreaking to witness. I wish you all the luck with your memory walk.

  9. Such a great cause, I’m really sorry about your nan. No one in my family has had it but my nan had brain cancer and a lot of the symptoms present themselves in similar ways and it’s awful watching them decline. Good luck with the walk! x

    Sophie

  10. Such a great thing you are doing! It is so hard to see your loved ones disappear before your eyes without actually disappearing (if you get what I mean). I see it day in and day out in my job, and with my late grandma. Your funds will go towards helping with this awful disease!
    Aimsy xoxo

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