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“Writing a post like this is so unnatural for me. I don’t like to overshare on social media or open up about a serious issue. It’s a running joke in the family that I’m ‘cold’ because I don’t like to talk about my feelings. I’ve literally written this out about a million times, deleted it, rewritten it, hated it. I like to think I’m good at everything (ego much) but it turns out I’m really bad at THIS. My nana has Alzheimer’s and I’m sure most of you will know, it’s a horrible disease. My nana still recognises my face and she knows I’m called Kate but she doesn’t know I’m her granddaughter. She has no memory of me as a child. The other week she’d found a photo of the two of us when I was little. She showed it to me and said, “This is a photo of me with some kid.” It’s heartbreaking. I have so many examples of how Alzheimer’s has affected us as a family and I think it’s the cruellest way to take a person’s life. It’s not just her life memories that she’s lost, but her cognitive memories. She doesn’t seem to recognise when she’s hungry or thirsty, or if it’s hot or cold. She needs constant care, which thankfully, we’re able to provide, but not everyone with dementia has the support of a family like my nana does. This is why I’m trying to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.” – Kate Best of luck on your climb! Be sure to tag us with #t4dementia to share all the funny moments that we all look forward to and thank you for raising awareness 💜

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