Sian Turner

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Fundraising for Alzheimer's Society
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Event: Trek26 London 2020 - 13 miles, on 17 October 2020
Join hundreds of other trekkers as we make our way around London's most iconic sights and raise money so together we can find a cure.


Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving page. On October 17th the team will be walking 13 miles around London to raise money for this fantastic cause. Dementia is a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. The most common type of dementia in the UK is Alzheimer's disease which is a progressive disease, meaning the symptoms develop gradually over many years and eventually become more severe. The disease is a life-limiting illness which attacks the brain, making it hard for people with the disease to perform day to day tasks - it is common for people with Alzheimer's disease to eventually even have difficulty eating and swallowing. Each one of us in the team has been affected by dementia with someone in most of our families having been diagnosed, and in some cases lost, to the disease. It is most common in people over the age of 65, however around 1 in every 20 cases of Alzheimer's disease affects people aged 40 to 65. The biggest connection that we all have to the disease is Gill, Charlie's mum. In 2016 Gill was diagnosed with early onset dementia in the form of Alzheimer's disease aged just 56. Since Gill's diagnosis her cognitive ability has deteriorated significantly in a short time and she now has to have around the clock live in carers. Gill is now in the end stages of the disease and is unable to communicate even her most basic needs with her family and her carers. Charlie and her family are now focusing on spending this precious time in making Gill as comfortable and happy as possible. We want to raise money to help the charity to continue to research the cause, cure, care and prevention of this disease so that others won't have to go through the same thing that Gill and so many other have. The Alzheimer's society are leading the fight against dementia to end the distress that it causes, please help support this cause. Even the smallest donation will make a huge difference. Thank you xxxxx

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Join hundreds of other trekkers as we make our way around London's most iconic sights and raise money so together we can find a cure.

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Alzheimer's Society

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At Alzheimer’s Society we’re working towards a world where dementia no longer devastates lives. We do this by giving help to those living with dementia today, and providing hope for the future by campaigning to make dementia the priority it should be and funding groundbreaking research.

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