Monday, 7 February 2011
Wonderful Raffle for the Alzheimer's Society
I was just reading through my blog lists and was tipped off by Annie The Felt Fairy about a fantastic raffle taking part to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. Tickets are £2 each and just take a look at some of the gorgeous prizes (I hope you don't mind me borrowing these Tinyholder). Click here to view more info.
My husbands Grandfather passed away from this horrid disease a couple of years ago, he lived with it for over 10 years :-( It was so sad seeing a man who had just retired going from a gorgeous gentle man who loved life to a man who had to be fed with puree food, my poor nan-in-law had to look after him 24 hours a day. In fact only last night I watched Wallander on BBC 1 and was blubbing away due to it portraying this disease so well - it bought back many sad memories. I was particularly taken with the fact that they showed the aggressive stage of the illness. The most gentle of people get aggressive whilst Alzheimers takes hold, they must be petrified as to what is happening to them and what they are becoming :-(
oohh better be off, I am welling up again .....