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Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by Skye, Mar 1, 2007.
I have a letter and John's photo in the Daily Mail today in support of the campaign.
Hazel, do you think it could be regional. Cannot find your letter etc in my edition.
Well done you anyway.
Could be, Connie, we get the Scottish edition. But letters go to the normal email address, so I assumed it would be in all.
The text was:
'Thank you so much for your campaign for medication for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Our experience endorses your statement that ‘the key to getting the most benefit from these drugs is to start patients on them early, and use them continuously’. It makes no sense whatever to deny treatment until the disease has reached the moderate stage.
My husband John was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease seven years ago, and was prescribed Reminyl (galantamine) from day one. As in the case of Charles Boycott, the improvement in mood and confidence was immediate. Seven years later his condition has declined, but he still has reasonable quality of life.
We still walk the dog together, he likes to come shopping, and enjoys spending time with his family, although his communication skills are very limited. He is still physically fit, and looks well for his age. Without treatment the odds are that he would now be in the later stages of the disease.'
The photo was the one with Skye I've already posted on Tea Room.
Does anyone have an address for donations regarding the awareness campaign as published in the Daily Mail recently. My father recently passed away and we have a small donation and would like to think it would go to the best place. We live in Aldershot Hampshire, so any other local contacts would do.
Hi Arry and welcome to TP. I am sorry to hear of your father's recent death. It is a lovely thought to make a donation in his memory. The following link will take you to the page on the Daily Mail website and you can get details from there of how to donate to the new campaign.
Hope this helps.
While newspaper campaigns are important, don't forget that donations to the Alzheimer's Society are focused more broadly than simply on the medications. While medications are important of course, help for those with dementia in other ways, help for carers through information, help to researchers to try and discover the origins of dementias, and ways to minimise their effects for as long as possible - these are all important.
I'd be putting the money into Alzheimer's Society, or at least to split it between the two - sort of like doing the Lotto, plus a scratch card.
You can donate to legal appeal on the Alzheimer's Society website
Sorry to hear about your father