- September 17, 2019
- Posted by: OIA Admin
- Category: Industry News
Memory Walk is a sponsored walk for all ages and abilities to unite against dementia together. Last year, over 107,000 people took a step towards a cure and raised £8 million for people living with and affected by dementia. This year get outside in the fresh air on National Get Outside Day and join Alzheimer’s Society at one of their Memory Walks.
Every 3 minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia, there is currently no cure. But you can change this. Every step you take and every pound you raise will help Alzheimer’s Society provide expert information and support to those who need our help – and help us find a cure. £160 could support over 1300 visitors to our online community hub – Talking Point.
Exercise, like walking, has many physical and mental benefits for everybody – especially for those living with dementia. Research has found that a routine of aerobic exercise and resistance training can improve memory and thinking skills. Additionally, those who are fit in midlife have either a reduced risk or later age of onset of dementia than someone who is less fit.
Claire, a past Memory Walker said: “My Grandfather was a strong man, seeing his health deteriorate due to dementia was heart-breaking. I walked in celebration of him and the day was so uplifting. I loved walking with others together in hope for a cure.”
Find a Memory Walk near you today. There are plenty of walks to choose from, including the more challenging half and full marathon length walks in London, Portsmouth, Cardiff and South Shields.