The Reality of Dementia
My wife Suellen has advanced young onset Alzheimer’s disease having been formally diagnosed in 2011 aged just 61. She has been in Residential Care since early 2014 and requires constant high levels of care and support.
For me, our children, her family and our close friends, we have had to learn to walk this journey with Suellen, all sharing the desolate sense of helplessness, frustration and sadness that comes with knowing that there is currently no known cure.
Any advances in understanding the causes, preventative measures, treatment and care can start the process of confronting this terrible disease and hopefully reduce the number of families that have to endure what Suellen and we are experiencing.
The Dementia Momentum® is a bold attempt to bring the right researchers and corporate donors together to materially increase the pace of clear, clever and relevant work in confronting this disease.
I am delighted to commend this initiative and encourage you to do what you can to assist.
Richard Grellman AM
Chairman, IPH Ltd