Thursday, 17 September 2020
Alzheimer's month discount code: ALZ20
Well, since the last update I have sailed through the last of the first year anniversaries. Nick's funeral (I wore celebratory emerald green and we played a lot of the music he loved) was on 12 September 2019. This year on the 12th, by chance, I was away for a splendid weekend on the Norfolk coast with elder son Lucas, his wife and adult daughters. We had a lot of fun and there was no time to brood. All good.
The Alzheimer's Diaries: a love story is now funded to 37% and I could do with a major sponsor to push it to the next level, Unbound has set up a facility for this so do let me know it you know of any organisation likely to be interested.
It's all about awareness raising - of the book and, more generally, of the 650,000 people in Britain who have this hideous illness for which there is no cure and numbers are rising all the time. Covid19 will have made it worse too because isolation worsens the condition and many people who should have had diagnosis and help in recent months will not have had the attention they need.
September is National Alzheimer's Month and September 21 is National Alzheimer's Day. To mark that there is a 20% discount code on pledges under £100. Please do everything you can to spread the word!