Defeating Dementia

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Defeat Dementia #UseYourHead – that’s one of the current campaigns of dementia research charity BRACE.

Yesterday (5th April 2016) I set off, using de-feet – well, my feet actually – to do my bit for the campaign and to remember my dad, Bernard, who died on the 5th April 2015.

It’s a 12 mile or so circular walk from Postbridge to Fur Tor, on Dartmoor, where this picture was taken, using a route dad and I have taken many times.

Twelve miles of happy memories, sad memories, 12 miles of thinking about dad, and how much I always enjoyed just walking with him in our great outdoors.

Whether it was on Dartmoor, around the South West Coast Path, in Scotland, Wales, or just our local footpaths – de-feet were very much a part of what we enjoyed doing together.

For every £10 spent on dementia health and social care in the UK, just 8 pence is spent on research. This has to change. BRACE is campaigning to raise vital funds.

Our world class scientists here in the South West use their heads to defeat dementia – please use yours to support them.

Tweet a ‘headband-wearing selfie’ or ‘group/team pic’ to @AlzheimersBRACE using the hashtag #UseYourHead. Please share on Facebook, Instagram and other social media. Thank you!

To DONATE text CURE24 £3 to 70070 or visit the BRACE campaign page

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