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Dirck Geary

Dirck Geary is crowdfunding

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£750
raised of £750 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £750 to fund the start up of a new charity to help people with young/early onset Alzheimer's decease and their partner/carers.

North Norfolk

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So...

I have recently been diagnosed with Young Onset Alzheimer's Disease and to be honest it wasn’t the best day in my life when I was told.

So... what next? Well, I have been prescribed medication to help slow down the effects of the disease and I should have at least 20 years with not too many problems.

So... It's not like I've got cancer, is it? No, Alzheimer's Disease is incurable!

So... I'm a proactive kind of guy. If I can't find much help so other people must be in the same boat, So... why don't we get together talk, swap stories, ideas and help each other, but more importantly help our partner/carers who although don't have the disease are just as helpless as us.

So... my idea is to start up coffee mornings to begin with, locally and then further afield, to get both Alzheimer sufferers of all stages and their partner/carers, to meet up and talk with each other. Be it just for respite or to help pass on information and helpful ideas to others. Also, I want to make available any technology that helps to make life a s near as normal as possible. Whether that is looking at new ideas or helping with costs of existing technology for people to buy.

So… to do this and hopefully more in the future I am starting a charity and it is going to be called

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  • Dirck Geary2 months ago
    Dirck Geary

    Dirck Geary

    2 months ago

    Thank you all for the kind donations so far. We have now arranged our initial Coffee morning to promote my new charity So... We have also booked alternate Tuesdays in our local village hall for people with Young/Early onset Alzheimer's and their carer partners, to meet relax, swap information and provide support. Thank You

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Page last updated on: 10/17/2021 11.57

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11

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 17, 2021

    Dirck many thanks for creating this help community to benefit local people. Your proactive step is an inspiration for everyone.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 14, 2021

  • Judy and Dawn

    Judy and Dawn

    Aug 31, 2021

    Really pleased to support this fantastic cause

    £50.00

  • Keith Crofton

    Keith Crofton

    Aug 24, 2021

    Good luck Dirck with your efforts to form a Young Onset Group.It really does help to speak with others and become friends with those in a similar position you have found yourself I.

    £50.00

  • Watsons

    Watsons

    Aug 23, 2021

    £20.00

  • Mandy Staples

    Mandy Staples

    Aug 22, 2021

    Great idea! Good luck with the charity 🤍

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 10, 2021

    £10.00

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Dirck Geary

Dirck Geary

North Norfolk

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