To raise awareness and money in aid of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, Gwalchmai Cycling Club have decided to cycle from Trearddur Bay to Swansea Bay, a total distance of 193 miles with an elevation of 11,000 feet over two days.
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What is dementia?
Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed.
Other types of dementia include; vascular dementia affecting 17 per cent of those diagnosed, mixed dementia affecting 10 per cent of those diagnosed.
Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Dementia is a terminal condition.
Who is affected?
There are currently around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040.
225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes.
1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.
70 per cent of people in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems.
There are over 42,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK.