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5 March 2014

Alzheimer's Research UK hold bucket collection Saturday

AS PART of 'Duncan's Day' on Saturday, March 8, the chosen charity of Duncan Forbes' family, Alzheimer's Research UK, will hold a bucket collection outside Carrow Road.

Former Norwich City Captain Duncan Forbes currently suffers with the disease and Saturday's match will celebrate his Canary career spanning over 30 years, a well as helping to raise funds for Duncan's care and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Alzheimer’s Research UK conducts world-class research to find better forms of diagnosis, preventions, news treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

There are 820,000 people across the UK living with dementia today, including over 12,000 people in Norfolk. Dementia poses one of the biggest medical challenges of our lifetime but funding for research still lags far behind other serious diseases. Alzheimer’s Research UK relies on public donations to fund its pioneering work and every £20 raised pays for another hour of vital research. 

None of us can be certain that our precious memories won’t fade one day – dementia doesn’t discriminate. This condition affects people from all walks of life and not just the elderly – in rare cases people in their 50s, 40s and even in their 30s can be affected too.

As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s vision is a world free from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. With your support that can become a reality.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.

What is dementia?
The word dementia is used to describe a group of symptoms. Although dementia is commonly thought of as memory loss, the reality is much more complex and symptoms between the different forms of dementia can vary a great deal. Dementia symptoms can include memory loss, confusion and mood changes.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, followed by vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia. It is possible to have more than one of these diseases that cause dementia at the same time.

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing, it is caused by brain diseases
•    Experts believe Alzheimer’s disease begins to develop in mid-life
•    Symptoms like memory loss, confusion and aggression can dramatically alter personality and cause great distress
•    Most people with dementia are over 65 but it is estimated that over 15,000 under-65s have early-onset dementia.
•    1 in 3 people over 65 will die with some form of dementia and the population is ageing rapidly.
•    Dementia has been described as ‘the greatest medical challenge of our generation’ but funding still lags far behind other serious diseases.
•    Funding for research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias still lags far behind other serious diseases.
•    Alzheimer’s Research UK relies on public donations to fund its pioneering research.
•    Free information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is available from Alzheimer’s Research UK by calling 0300 111 5555 or online at www.alzheimersresearchuk.org


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