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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Friends of Young Onset Dementia Pembrokeshire

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My wonderful husband Jon was diagnosed with frontal temporal lobe dementia in 2015 at the age of 49yrs. The last three years have thrown up more challenges than we could ever have imagined, but despite this as a family we have stayed strong and focused on all the positives and made the absolute most of life and living. While Jon continues to face his day to day challenges the support of the young onset dementia group has been invaluable to us both. With this in mind I, along with our daughter Amy, my brother & sister Ant & Liz and our nephew Adrian have signed up to run the Cardiff half marathon in October in aid of Friends of Young Onset Dementia Pembrokeshire. This is going to be quite a challenge for some of us, but nothing compared to what Jon has to go through on a daily basis!

“People with young onset dementia have very different needs to older people with this condition e.g they are often still physically fit and able, have different interests etc and the aim of Friends of Young Onset Dementia Pembrokeshire is to support them to remain as active as possible for as long as possible. They should not have to use the same services as for instance a patient who are in their 80's or 90's just because they are suffering with the same condition.

Dementia is a cruel illness and for younger people who are just about to embark upon retirement after many years in work this is even more so the case. The group was established to give people with young onset dementia the opportunity to meet with others who are experiencing similar issues and the money raised just means that a variety of activities can be carried out ranging from going walking, visiting the theatre or going on a boat trip. Money can be an issue for this client group as they may have had to give up work, still have dependents etc. In addition having 'a fund' means that even when a visit is made to a café it is far easier to order and pay as one group rather than individuals, who may be experiencing problems with using money, paying for themselves.”

Thank you all in advance 😘🏃🏻‍♀️👏 xx

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    • Victoria Jeffrey

      Victoria Jeffrey

      Aug 11, 2018


    • Maris Carr

      Maris Carr

      Aug 10, 2018

      Good luck! Lots of love Maris and Ivan xxx


    • Steph Crosland

      Steph Crosland

      Aug 7, 2018

      Good luck on getting to your target! sending all my love to you all ☺ xxx


    • Alison Scott

      Alison Scott

      Aug 7, 2018

      Having met in Mexico on our honeymoon 7 years ago we couldn't have met a lovelier couple!, we have remained friends despite the distance between us and wish you all the love and luck in the world! xXx


    • Helen Thomas

      Helen Thomas

      Aug 7, 2018

      Pob lwc i chi. Xx


    • Mags Thomas

      Mags Thomas

      Aug 7, 2018

      Best wishes for the race Jane. Xx


    • Kim


      Jul 30, 2018

      Good luck to you all , sending love from Phil,Kim and family


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