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Leading the fight against dementia
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Thanks to everyone who is taking part in Memory Walks at Sheffield, Nottingham, York and Liverpool this weekend. With your support we are one step closer to a world without dementia. Tell us who you will be walking for in the comments below. http://bit.ly/1S8VabP
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Memory Walk got off to a great start this weekend! Huge thank you to all our celebrity supporters who joined us and to those who are walking for a world without dementia at future events. 
Find out why they are taking part this year and who they are walking for. Sign up to your nearest walk: http://bit.ly/1EDzHHD
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2015-09-11
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We're very excited that Memory Walk starts this weekend! Huge thank you to everyone who is attending walks in London, Leeds, Swansea, Bristol, Wakefield, Coventry, Southend, Milton Keynes, Foyle and Gwent. 
Would you like to take part in one of these events? You can sign up until the end of today or register at the walk! http://bit.ly/1EDzHHD
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Paul Seymour was recently diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's at the age of 54. His wife Tracey is adjusting to life as his carer. Although Paul is still relatively well she knows that it’s going to drastically affect both of their lives over the coming years. Tracey said that after they received the diagnosis, she broke down and thought:
'How could he have dementia at just 54? The doctor confirmed it was extremely rare in younger people - only 5% of people with Alzheimer's are under 65.
'Over the next few weeks, still reeling from the diagnosis, we began to adapt to our new life. I learnt that when Paul was being quiet and detached, he was simply struggling to follow the conversation.' 
Paul says:
'I've never stopped loving Tracey - how could I? I was terrified by my symptoms and I wouldn't be able to cope if it wasn't for her'
Tracey and Paul are taking part in the Bristol Memory Walk this September to support Alzheimer's Society. Find your nearest walk: http://bit.ly/1Jttppt
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Have you signed up to Memory Walk? Looking for ways to fundraise? With every pound you raise, you are funding new research, providing precious support to more people, and bringing us closer to a world without dementia.

Get ideas and inspiration here: http://bit.ly/1MtP3PZ
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We had a great day at our national conference at the Kia Oval yesterday. We were joined by many important guests from the health and social care sector. As always the real champions are those people living with dementia. 

New guidance for communities to become Dementia Friendly was also published yesterday by BSI in conjunction with Alzheimer's Society and the Department of Health. http://bit.ly/1MjRmmA
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Have you seen our Memory Walk TV ad yet? It will be aired all this month on channels in Wales, Ulster, North and West England. Keep an eye out or take a look at it here: http://bit.ly/1HfVLWc

For details on your nearest walk and to sign up visit our website: http://bit.ly/1S8VabP
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Today is the start of Dementia Awareness Week 2015. This year we want you to #DoSomethingNew to help us spread the word that life doesn't end when dementia begins. Learn more about the week and how you can get involved by heading to www.alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaawarenessweek  #DAW2015
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Dementia Awareness Week 2015 takes place from 17-23 May and we want you to ‪#‎DoSomethingNew‬! http://bit.ly/1IOvLTJ

Ken Payne is 61 and lives with his wife June in Sunderland. ​Ken was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011. Ken aspired to be a singer from a young age and, since aged 15, has performed at numerous busking nights. On Sunday 12 April 2015, at Newcastle United Football Club, he performed for The X Factor! http://bit.ly/1IOvLTJ
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