For nearly 5 years now my grampy has been suffering from this devastating disease. Though in many ways he is lucky, he was diagnosed at 73 and through help and medication his condition has changed very little. His long term memory is still amazing! Ask him about his childhood and early life and he can talk for ages! His short term memory though is a constant struggle for him. My granny cares for him full time and its help from these kinds of charities that can make all the difference to those with the disease and those around them.
My family is participating in a memory walk for my grampy, my granny and the millions of others living with this disease. You can find out more about the Alzheimer’s Society and the work they do here. And if you would like to donate to us we have a fundraising page on Just Giving. Any amount big or small makes a huge difference to the people and families suffering.