My Mum died with Alzheimers 2000. It was with great sadness we discovered my sister was afflicted by this same disease. She was 69 - 3 years ago- when she was diagnosed and thanks to the drugs and her own indominatable spirit, she is holding her own still. My mother had no such drug to help her, so advances are already being made. As an Alexander Technique teacher I was asked to make an audio recording for people to listen to as they lie down in semi-supine as part of the practice of Constructive Rest. You don't have to study Alexander to use this recording, it will help you rest, relax, and generally feel better. It is up on my website www.alexanderpen.co uk and linked to this page, so rather than paying me for downloading it, you can donate to Alzheimers Research UK. It's such a horrible disease. My heart sank when our worst suspicions were realised that my sister Chris has it too. It may be too late for her to benefit from breakthrough research but I hope with all my heart they will find something that can stop it. I wouldn't wish it on anyone, nor their relatives.
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