Penny O'Connor

Penny's Alexander Audio for semi-supine.

Fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK
raised of £1,000 target
by 243 supporters
We stand for everyone affected by dementia to find a cure


My Mum died with Alzheimers 2000. It was with great sadness we discovered my sister Chris was afflicted by this same disease. She was 69 when she was diagnosed and thanks to the drugs and her own indominatable spirit, managed to live five years on in her own home,  with the help of carers for the last few months. My mother had no such drugs to help her, and understanding of the disease was poor, 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 uk and linked to this page, so rather than paying me for downloading it, you can donate to Alzheimers Research UK.  My sister died 13th November 2020 - in the end from an aggressive lymphoma that thankfully means she did not have to endure the final unhappy stage of Alzheimers.  She was lucid enough to know who we were. 'I've done everything i wanted to do,  time for the angels' . She was an angel herself, of course. I hope with all my heart they will find something that can stop this cruel disease. I wouldn't wish it on anyone, nor their relatives. You lose the person you love little by little, before they have died.

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Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We’re striving for a cure, by revolutionising the way we treat, diagnose and prevent dementia.

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