Dementia continues to be the UK's biggest killer, accounting for more than one in ten of all deaths across the country. In total, it claimed more than 74,000 lives in 2022 and continues to effect a significant proportion of the UK population (7.4%).
Most people have been directly / indirectly affected by dementia in some shape or form.

Alzheimer's Support in Wiltshire are local to me and provide excellent support within the community. Services include award-winning day clubs and much-valued one-to-one home support.

They also have more than 40 community activity groups include Music for the Mind, Movement for the Mind, memory cafes, art groups, discussion groups, nature and gardening groups and many more - are all designed to keep minds and bodies active and reduce isolation. They also have services to support family carers, including monthly carers' groups and twice-yearly training courses. They support people living with all types of dementia.

Please support me and this amazing charity as I run the Reading Half Marathon on 14th April.

Jamie Watherston