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 .....


  1. Oh, hugs to you. It's a very cruel disease, so what a very worthwhile fundraiser.

  2. It is indeed a cruel disease my poor mother in law had it and so did one of my aunts - horrid and frightening to the sufferer too.


  3. My grandpa had it and my uncle is suffering with it at the moment. It's such a cruel disease.

  4. Thanks so much for entering and for adding my button and posting about this!

    It is such a horrid disease isn't it? The reason the personality changes is that the emotional centre of the brain is one of the first parts to be affected. Sorry about your grandfather - Tim's grandad is in the early stages now so it's only a matter of time really. :-(

    Thanks again and good luck!

    Sian x

  5. oh how awful...I had no idea there was an aggressive side to this horrid disease. A very worthwhile cause indeed!

  6. Such a worthy cause - my husband's grandmother suffered and died of this horrible disease.

    Though we do think our six year old is a reincarnation of her, but that as they say, is another story.

    Nina xxx

  7. My daughter won a wonderful CK key fob in the last raffle and was delighted!

  8. I think this horrible disease has touched a lot of us, such good cause xx

  9. Hello there!
    I've been meaning to pop over to your blog for a while now and at last Ive made it!
    I know a chap who sounds much like your grandad-in-law, it has changed him from a kindly, caring soul who never raised his voice to an angry and confused sad to see the decline of a loved one like this yet such a lovely way to raise funds for such a worthy cause.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog today - I wanted to respond about your paints - have you ever tried acrylic? They dry super fast, Im an impatient wee thing and cannot be faffed to hang about waiting for stuff to dry (probably why I never took to oils). Give them a whirl, I'd be more than happy to answer any questions if you have any!

    Much love,
    Julia x


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