Dementia

Diaries

Chris

MY Memory Walk & Jog (Walked 80km from Wollongong to Sydney)

"This terrible disease has sadly affected two of my family members: my nanna, who has now passed away, and my auntie Marylyn, who is currently going through it.

I wanted to attempt a My Memory Walk that replicates in a small way, some of the difficulties that a person with dementia has to go through on a daily basis, including the feelings of isolation and physical and emotional challenges. The walk I designed is not part of an organised group, but rather a personal, solo journey with the help of a small support crew to guide me, walk with me and help me if and when needed."