- Monday26/02/20188:00 pm - 10:00 pm
There are currently around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, two-thirds of whom live in their own homes in the community, while one-third live in care homes. Dementia costs the UK £20 billion a year and these costs will rise as the number of people living with dementia increases.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one. The specific symptoms that someone with dementia experiences will depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the disease that is causing the dementia.
In 2016, Daryl Perry decided he wanted to go for a run. And like Forrest Gump in the film Forrest Gump, he’s kept on going….only with substantially longer breaks, larger meals and a much shorter beard.
In April, he will be running the Virgin London Marathon to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. As part of his fundraising for this, he has put on this comedy night with some of his favourite comedians.
All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Society who are funding groundbreaking research into “dementia care, cause, cure and prevention” as well as campaigning for “the rights of everyone affected by dementia”.
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Tickets available here.