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Intouch : In Touch Autumn 2012
IN TOUCH AUTUMN 2012 9 REGIONAL WALKS For more information on regional Memory Walks to be held around the state in September, keep an eye on the Memory Walk website. W: www.memory walk.com.au IN THEIR SHOES Barbara Ford, whose mother and sister both have dementia, participated in the Memory Walk last year with 30 of her family members. The team was called The Tapper Memory Joggers after her mother's maiden name. Barbara says the Memory Walk is an important event to her family. "My mother and sister took part in the walk, so it was very special that my whole family came together to support them as well, ” she said. "There is still a lot of stigma attached to Alzheimer’s disease, ” says Barbara. “People are scared by it and don't want to talk about it. But the Memory Walk is a chance for the issue to be discussed, for people to unite and raise awareness about dementia. ” Barbara intends to bring together her team once again for this year's Memory Walk and Jog on 6 May. Proudly supported by:
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