You will have all seen recently the #nomakeupselfie Campaign in aid of Cancer Research… if you haven’t, then you must be living in a cave in the outer Hebrides or somewhere similar! Although this is a most worthy cause, one of my fellow bloggettes, the fabulous Vicky of The Curved Opinion, suggested we all did a little shout out for some of the charities and organisations equally worthwhile that sometimes get overlooked, and may be close to our hearts in some way. You can read what she had to say about it all here. For me, this is the Alzheimer’s Society.
The Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Many of their 20,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform their work. Every year the Alzheimer’s Society helps over 86,000 people with dementia, their families and carers.
My Grandmother, as two of her sister’s before her, suffered with Alzheimer/dementia, and the Alzheimer’s Society were a great support to my Dad and Grandfather whilst they were trying to arrange the appropriate care for her when she became too much for my Grandad to cope with alone. I am sure that anyone else who has had first hand experience of dementia/Alzheimer can understand what a pressure this can put on you and your family, and, therefore, the support they can give you at these times is worth their weight in gold.
In order to continue to be able to offer the support they do, they need a bit of return support from us, and this is why I decided that this was my charity of choice and I made a donation, and you can too! This can be as little as £1, it all helps.