Nobody knows better than Peter Jones about the devastating impact of dementia.
As he stood in Bitts Park at the weekend, watching dozens of fundraisers take part in this year's Alzheimer's Society Carlisle Memory Walk, the 66-year-old retired electrician spoke of how his life has changed in the years since he was diagnosed with vascular dementia. "I do daft things," he said. "Things like leaving the front door unlocked; or I can get on a bus and can't remember where I'm going." Peter takes part in the Carlisle Memory Walk, organised by the county's Alzheimer's Society, because he knows how vital it is to raise awareness of the condition, showing other sufferers that they can still live a worthwhile life and showing society more generally that dementia can make people do peculiar things which should be met with patience and understanding.
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