“I was an ambassador for Alzheimer’s Scotland for a good while and I held many events with them in memory of my late father. He passed away with vascular dementia nearly 4 years ago. This was the roughest time of my life watching someone I love deteriorating from this horrible disease. I spent 3years of going to all sorts of hospitals and care homes until we finally found somewhere he settled if that is what you could say. Breaking your heart knowing every visit he didn’t know exactly who you were. Until the last 7days it was tough but for all our sakes glad he was free from his life of misery. Now it’s all about spending every spare time I have to raise awareness- and fund raising campaigning to find a cure.”
– Douglas McClusky
“I’m incredibly honoured to be Chairperson at Battle Against Dementia. The reason I got involved was that I have seen first-hand how this heart breaking disease can affect people suffering along with their families. To see families upset, confused and sometimes angry as to why things changed so quickly with their loved one’s memory and behaviours is hard; this happened with my best friend’s grandparents, so it is close to my heart.
“One in three people will be effected with dementia. However, we at Battle Against Dementia want to provide support not just to those with dementia but also their family members, when it counts, today. I’m fully committed and passionate about this role as Chairperson and to work alongside Douglas who is bursting with passion and ideas. Together we will make a difference. I’m excited for the future of this charity and the difference we will make to people who need our support.”
– Lizzie Phinn