September Memory Walk

edited 15 August 2009 at 8:40PM in Charities
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Pat1066Pat1066 Forumite
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edited 15 August 2009 at 8:40PM in Charities
Hello All

Have fun, raise money and fight dementia every step of the way.

Memory Walk is the Alzheimer's Society's biggest annual fundraiser and a great opportunity to have a fun day out with friends and family.

Join thousands of people by taking part in a Memory Walk in September and you can help by raising money to support people with dementia and their carers in your area.

Link: http://www.memorywalk.org.uk/site/index.php

Website: http://alzheimers.org.uk
Tel: 020 7423 3500
Fax: 020 7423 3501
Address: Alzheimer's Society, Devon House, 58 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1JX

What is dementia?

Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe.
There are more than 100 different types of dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed, almost 417,000 people.
Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Dementia is a terminal condition.


Statistics:
  • There are currently 700,000 people with dementia in the UK.
  • There are currently 15,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.
  • There are over 11,500 people with dementia from black and minority ethnic groups in the UK.
  • There will be over a million people with dementia by 2025.
  • Two thirds of people with dementia are women.
  • The proportion of people with dementia doubles for every 5 year age group.
  • One third of people over 95 have dementia.
  • 60,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to dementia.
  • Delaying the onset of dementia by 5 years would reduce deaths directly attributable to dementia by 30,000 a year.
  • The financial cost of dementia to the UK is over £17 billion a year.
  • Family carers of people with dementia save the UK over £6 billion a year.
  • 64% of people living in care homes have a form of dementia.
  • Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home.
Many thanks for reading this post. Please forward it onto friends, family, neighbours & colleagues.
Registered Charity No: 296645

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  • Pat1066Pat1066 Forumite
    32 Posts
    Hi All

    I'll be doing the Memory Walk (come rain or shine) on Sun 20th Sept to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. I'd like to raise as much money as possible to help people like my Dad who has Alzheimer's Disease, the most common type of dementia. I'm sure most of us know of a family member / friend / neighbour whose been affected by this awful disease.

    Link about the Memory Walk:
    http://www.memorywalk.org.uk/site/index.php

    If you'd like to sponsor me here is my JustGiving page:
    http://www.justgiving.com/Pat-Mills0/

    I would be very grateful if you could forward the link onto friends, family, colleagues & neighbours who might want to help sponsor me.

    Many thanks for your help.

    Pat

    http://alzheimers.org.uk
    Registered Charity No: 296645
  • Sue-UUSue-UU Forumite
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    Hi Pat and good for you in raising funds for such a worthwhile cause. My Mum had Alzheimer's and died from it a couple of years ago so I have to look further into this walk and all that can be achieved as a result as it's so very sad to see the ones you love change so drastically, so very quickly. All the best wish you Dad.

    The very best of luck, hope the day's just right for it.

    Sue.
    Sealed Pot Challenge 001 My Totals = 08 = £163.95 09 = £315.78 10 = £518.80 11 = £481.87 12 = £694.53 13 = £1200.20! 14 = £881 15 = £839.21 16 = £870.48 17 = £871.52 18 = £800.00 19 = £851.022021=£820.26[/SizeGrand Totals of all members (2008 uncounted) 2009 = £32.154.32! 2010 = £37.581.47! 2011 = £42.474.34! 2012 = £49.759.46! 2013 = £50.642.78! 2014 = £61.367.88!! 2015 = £52.852.06! 2016 = £52, 002.40!! 2017 = £50,456.23!! 2018 = £47, 815.88! 2019 = £38.538.37!!!! :j
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