1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Witzend

    Witzend Registered User

    Aug 29, 2007
    4,293
    SW London
    Sorry, a mite off topic, but on another forum I visit, someone was just complaining about cake sales for charity, and in particular about someone giving her a flyer for a cake sale in aid of a dementia charity!

    It would be so much better for everyone's health, this person piously argued, if instead of making dreadful cakes to make everyone fat and very likely predispose them to dementia anyway (she argued) people would tot up the cost of the ingredients and donate that, instead.

    I ask you!
    I sent a fairly tart reply, pointing out that a few charity cakes were hardly going to make any difference in the great scheme of things.
     
  2. Trisha4

    Trisha4 Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    2,442
    Yorkshire
    Speechless so why am I replying? What a miserable view of the world. Let's forget her!


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  3. Summerheather

    Summerheather Registered User

    Feb 22, 2015
    160
    Oh please, so she thinks only fat people get dementia? I don't think so. Home made cake, you really can't beat it!!
     
  4. Trisha4

    Trisha4 Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    2,442
    Yorkshire
    It's almost medicinal!


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  5. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
    3,232
    Female
    The Sweet North
    And selling the cakes brings in far more for the chosen charity than the cost of the ingredients, besides giving the purchaser a nice treat for tea.
    Nowt funnier than folk......
     
  6. Trisha4

    Trisha4 Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    2,442
    Yorkshire
    It also promotes awareness of the charity which is really important


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  7. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,535
    North East England
    It also brings you into contact with others, which is a sociable thing to do and good for self esteem and wellbeing.

    I'm in favour of the whole cake shebang :D
     
  8. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,478
    Ireland
    Absolutely! It has less to do with the cakes, and more to do with people feeling involved, allowing people to DO something, and contribute either by donating, manning the stalls or purchasing. Not to mention the feeling of community spirit these events generate. And the feeling that we are all in this human condition together and can help raise funds and awareness for the relief of our common ills. A wonderful way of getting people talking too.
     
  9. Summerheather

    Summerheather Registered User

    Feb 22, 2015
    160

    Yes, and if they could make some biscuits as well I would be seventh heaven!!!!
     
  10. Spiro

    Spiro Registered User

    Mar 11, 2012
    522
    Well said!
     
  11. lizzybean

    lizzybean Registered User

    Feb 3, 2014
    1,398
    Lancashire
    One person buying one cake is hardly likely to give you dementia or diabetes or make you fat! Well said Witzend!
     
  12. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
    13,478
    Ireland
    I make biscuits for charity fundraisers sometimes. And apple tarts (pies) and chocolate biscuit cake, which organisers usually cut and sell by the slice.
    Hmm. Want cake now!
     
  13. Lilac Blossom

    Lilac Blossom Registered User

    Oct 6, 2014
    515
    Scotland
    Maybe Ms Misery needs to be introduced to a Dementia Specialist so that she can pass on her valuable information in case they have never realised that cakes "very likely predispose them to dementia" :rolleyes:

    Lol Witzend, I'm so glad that you gave her a tart reply.

    Gosh, now I really want to sample that chocolate biscuit cake Lady A.
     
  14. Trisha4

    Trisha4 Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    2,442
    Yorkshire
    Cakes, tarts, biscuits - stop it!


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