FROM a personal perspective, it was both pleasing and timely to read, in the October 3 issue of The Boston Standard, GP Simon Lowe’s letter highlighting the somewhat taboo subject of dementia: pleasing because he reminds us that (to quote Dr Lowe) “…there is lot that can be done to help people with dementia in terms of…helping both the sufferer and carers cope with the condition”.
And timely because I’ve just begun a fundraising campaign to help the Alzheimer’s Society in their work to lead the fight against dementia.
Alzheimer’s does not discriminate, and so could affect any of us at any time, just as it did my wife’s nan and grandad during the last years of their lives.
I would invite all readers to find out more about the Alzheimer’s Society and the work they do by visiting the society’s website (alzheimers.org.uk).
For my part, I shall be running in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon in order to raise as much money as I can for this worthy cause.
If you would like to sponsor me for the marathon, with all donations going directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, then please go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/CarlRichmond.