Lorraine Brown was diagnosed with dementia at the age of just 61. Now she's fighting back. Unite with Lorraine to beat dementia for good by including Alzheimer's Society in your Will.
'I’m a mother, a grandmother and I've always been a fighter, whatever life throws at me. But when I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at just 61 years old, I'll admit, the fight went out of me. I was devastated beyond belief.
I wanted my world back. I wanted my job, my life, my hopes for the future. I had nine very dark months in which I felt extremely low. It was like a bad dream.
Eventually, I had to accept that I have dementia - and I have to fight. One of the ways I'm doing this is by leaving a gift in my Will to Alzheimer's Society.'
Why am I leaving a gift my in Will?
'My dad went through years of confusion and memory-loss. Now it's my turn to battle Alzheimer's. I'm only 64 but sometimes I don't recognise where I am. I often can't remember every day information and my vision is also affected.
No one knows what the future holds, for me or my family. I hope with all my heart that they will never have to face this terrible condition. I want to do all I can to protect my loved ones from the devastation that dementia brings.
It’s the best gift you can make: a brighter future for the ones you love.''
Alzheimer's Society have supported me, so I want to give back to them
'From going to peer support groups and dementia cafes to campaigning to improve life with dementia, they've helped me to become a voice for people with the condition. So, I'm asking you to please consider leaving a gift in your Will to help put a stop to dementia.'
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