A blog about dementia

Alongside fundraising to support people impacted by dementia, one of the aims of Remembering Not to Forget is to get people talking about dementia more openly, and for people to be aware that it’s possible to live well with dementia for a long time.

This blog will try to capture some thoughts on the Turnbull family’s journey with dementia, we’ll also use this space to share other relevant Remembering Not to Forget stories or updates.

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To tell or not to tell

I had intended to share this blog (initially written last year) on Friday 1st September, to mark both the start of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and the start of my maternity leave. But 1st September ended up being a far more significant date as it’s the day that our lovely Ma passed away. As anyone who […]

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Georgina and Kate swimming Thames Marathon

Swimming, Swimming, so much Swimming

The following post has been sent in by Kate Simpson, one of our lovely trustees. Whilst we were completing the end of the LEJOG cycle challenge, Kate along with Remembering Not to Forget supporter Georgina McMasters, undertook a swimming challenge by completing the Thames Marathon. The Thames Marathon Apologies for the interruption but I wanted […]

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LEJOG Challenge Summary

Challenge Completed We did it! 1000 miles covered via pedal power, from Land’s End to John o’Groats. The distance is quite difficult to comprehend. How do you compare 1000 miles to something comparable? It was not without drama and at times was pretty tough. We even managed to have a bit of fun on the […]

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Bleak – LEJOG day 13

This will be a short update of our latest, crazy challenge. Documenting the ups and downs of cycling “LEJOG”. Bleak Dinner time discussion among the group in our hotel tonight has concluded that the key word to describe today is ‘bleak’. Bleak weather (rain, looming clouds), bleak landscape (moorlands stretching into the distance, rushing rivers) and the […]

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Up and up and up into the Cairngorms – LEJOG day 11

This will be a short update of our latest, crazy challenge. Documenting the ups and downs of cycling “LEJOG”. Sunshine and goodness The words “sunshine” and “Scotland” are not often used in the same sentence, and if they are it usually involves the words “lack of”. However, today we were blessed with glorious weather. After catching a […]

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Stunning Scotland – LEJOG day 10

This will be a short update of our latest, crazy challenge. Documenting the ups and downs of cycling “LEJOG”. Injured and out We started today with confirmation at the briefing that the group was short one rider. Rob had come off his bike on a wet bend a few days ago but managed to finish the day’s […]

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Vista of lake district

The Lake District – LEJOG day 8

This will be a short update of our latest, crazy challenge. Documenting the ups and downs of cycling “LEJOG”. Finally At last we had a day with no mechanical or medical issues! We started early and managed to arrive in Penrith just after 4pm! Just in time to visit the launderette! Corricks Lane I was overjoyed at […]

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